Tagged: cognitive dissonance

Thinking Clearly #4: Effort Justification 0

Thinking Clearly #4: Effort Justification

I bought a book.”The Art of Thinking Clearly”, by Rolf Dobelli. It’s a good book. It’s filled with 99 chapters, each describing a certain psychological phenomenon that negatively affects us all. I will be randomly picking a chapter, explain how it works, and use an example from my own experience in every blog. Have you got a good example? Leave a comment! Chapter 60: Effort Justification “Mark single-handedly restored a rusty old Harley-Davidson. Every weekend and holiday went into getting it up and running. It was a struggle, but finally...

Thinking Clearly #3: Cognitive Dissonance 0

Thinking Clearly #3: Cognitive Dissonance

I bought a book.”The Art of Thinking Clearly”, by Rolf Dobelli. It’s a good book. It’s filled with 99 chapters, each describing a certain psychological phenomenon that negatively affects us all. I will be randomly picking a chapter, explain how it works, and use an example from my own experience in every blog. Have you got a good example? Leave a comment! Chapter 50: Cognitive Dissonance “Suppose you buy a new car. However, you regret your choice soon afterward: the engine sounds like a jet taking off and you just...