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Peter and Mirta’s series on cognitive biases continues!
There are a few different cognitive biases that have a powerful influence on how you think, how you feel, and how you behave. Each episode will touch on a different bias. So make sure you tune in to them all!
In this episode, Peter and Mirta talk about Cognitive Dissonance, which is a mental state (or discomfort) we experience when we perceive two opposing or contradictory beliefs as both being true.
For example, you may agree that a) smoking is bad for you (because it causes cancer) and b) smoking is good for you (because it relaxes you). These seemingly contradictory beliefs cannot exist at the same time, so you opt to rationalize one over the other.
In this episode, we explore this phenomenon and address the causes, as well as suggest potential solutions.
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