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Leon Festinger

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Gender Male
Death33 years ago
Date of birth May 8,1919
Zodiac sign Taurus
Born New York
New York
United States
Date of died February 11,1989
DiedNew York
New York
United States
Known forCognitive dissonance
Effort justification
Social comparison theory
ParentsSara Solomon Festinger
Alex Festinger
Job Scientist
Social Psychologist
Education The City College of New York
Boys' High School
The University of Iowa
InfluencStanley Schachter; Elliot Aronson
Alma_mater City College of New York
Known forCognitive dissonance; Effort justification; Social comparison theory
Doctor advisor Kurt Lewin
Date of Reg.
Date of Upd.
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A theory of cognitive dissonance
When Prophecy Fails
The human legacy
Social pressures in informal groups
Conflict, decision, and dissonance
Research Methods in the Behavioral Sciences
Deterrents and Reinforcement: The Psychology of Insufficient Reward
Changing attitudes through social contact
Deterrents and Reinforcement the Psychology of Insufficient Reword
Theorie der kognitiven Dissonanz
A theory of cognitive dissonance
When Prophecy Fails
The human legacy
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Leon Festinger was an American social psychologist, perhaps best known for cognitive dissonance and social comparison theory.

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