Term of the day: "cognitive dissonance" "In the field of psychology, cognitive dissonance is the mental discomfort (psychological stress) experienced by a person who simultaneously holds two or more contradictory beliefs, ideas, or values." Learn to recognize it! Cheers! #psychology

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