TODAY...the 2012 election pundits say Obama-Romney Presidential 1st Debate...will be a make or break for Romney...Is this the Truth...read "Cognitive
Posted by Champaklal Dajibhai Mistry on October 3, 2012

 

 
BEFORE YOU TUNE-IN AS ONE OF THE 60,000 PEOPLES IN USA AND MORE AROUND THE WORLD.....TO THE 1ST USA ELECTION 2012 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION DEBATE
YOU SHOULD KNOW THE MEANING OF 
"CONTITIVE DISSONANCE'

....and how it affects most of the politicians in today's world....
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...The above photos illustrate the American citizen's understanding of the claim of suffering of "cognitive dissonance" by 2012 USA Presidential candidate Mitt Romney...although Romney is a highly educated, successful very rich financial investment industry businessman with ambition to realize his father's failed vision to become USA President.... 
....AND LET US FIRST UNDERSTAND WHAT
 "COGNITIVE DISSONACE"
AFFLICTION IS...

Cognitive dissonance is the term used in modern psychology to describe the state of holding two or more conflicting cognitions (e.g., ideas, beliefs, values, emotional reactions) simultaneously.

In a state of dissonance, people may sometimes feel surprise, dread, guilt, anger, or embarrassment.

The theory of cognitive dissonance in
social psychology proposes that people have a motivational drive to reduce dissonance by altering existing cognitions, adding new ones to create a consistent belief system, or alternatively by reducing the importance of any one of the dissonant elements.

An example of this would be the conflict between wanting to smoke and knowing that smoking is unhealthy; a person may try to change their feelings about the odds that they will actually suffer the consequences, or they might add the consonant element that the short term benefits of smoking outweigh the long term harm.
The need to avoid cognitive dissonance may bias one towards a certain decision even though other factors favour an alternative.

The phrase was coined by Leon Festinger in his 1956 book When Prophecy Fails, which chronicled the followers of a UFO cult as reality clashed with their fervent belief in an impending apocalypse. Festinger subsequently published a book called "A Theory of Cognitive Dissonance", published in 1957, in which he outlines the theory.

Cognitive dissonance is one of the most influential and extensively studied theories in social psychology. Cognitive dissonance theory warns that people have a bias to seek consonance among their cognitions.

According to Festinger, we engage in a process he termed "dissonance reduction", which he said could be achieved in one of three ways: lowering the importance of one of the discordant factors, adding consonant elements, or changing one of the dissonant factors. T
his bias gives the theory its predictive power, shedding light on otherwise puzzling, irrational, and even destructive behavior.....  

To have a further overview of this psychological phenomenon which afflicts most of the politicians among Earthlings today just about eliminating  the LEADERSHIP the Earthlings are looking for their pursuit of daily happiness... em>and unfortunately even paying the politicians for them leading with "Cognitive Dissonance" on the tax-payer funded life-bridges to nowhere....please click here.....
 
And without further ado...click on the next line to go the next PVAF webpage of today's knowledge based life-sciences sharing and learn about the actual "Cognitive Dissonance" affliction suffering carried by Mitt Romney, the prime challenger to incumbent USA President Barrack Obama as portrayed by world famous TIME Magazine....


.....KEEP SCROLLING TODAY
TO BE EMPOWERED NOT TO HAVE
"COGNITIVE DISSONANCE
IN YOUR PERSONAL LIFE.....

......but also to recognize this affliction in others
and
not only help others to overcome and protect them from suffering ....


......but help yourself first
by protecting yourself and yours
from the sufferers of "Cognitive Dissonance:...
 

Illustration by Oliver unday for TIME
 
The Imaginary Campaign:
Romney is running against notions of
a President and the economy
that are at odds with reality....
Time Magazine - USA Issue: By Joe Klein Monday, Oct. 01, 2012
 
On Aug. 31, the night after the Clint Eastwood empty-chair colloquy at the Republican Convention, Jon Stewart identified the radioactive ingredient that would provide the fuel for Mitt Romney's September meltdown. The Republicans, he noted on The Daily Show, were suffering from "cognitive dissonance." Like Eastwood, they were campaigning against a Barack Obama who was a figment of their imagination. "There is a President Obama that only Republicans can see," he said. That Obama--the Muslim socialist foreigner--was "bent on our wholesale destruction." The mad fact is, Stewart was only scratching the surface. We now know that Romney has been running not only against an imaginary President but against an imaginary electorate as well. This is an electorate in which 47% are looking for handouts, don't pay income taxes and won't "take responsibility...for their lives."

How utterly insulting to the legions of hospital workers, restaurant (and country club) employees and security guards who work their butts off servicing the plutocrats Romney was addressing at his now infamous fundraiser in Boca Raton, Fla. These workers barely get by, but they are helped a bit by benefits--like the earned-income and child tax credits invented by Republicans--that limit their exposure to income taxes (although they continue to kick in payroll taxes and pay a host of state and local levies). The great irony is that the vast majority of Romney's 47% would be shocked to learn that they're among the freeloaders, which is why this incident might not, in the end, have all that much impact on the presidential campaign. Romney was right about the larger picture in Boca: this election will be decided by a sliver of middle-class independents, the 6% who can't decide which of these candidates they disdain more.

The conservative commentariat and fat-cat contributors are mystified by Obama's buoyancy. This election should have been a rout, they believe, even for a candidate as lame as Romney. The President is weak, inept, a job killer leading the economy off a cliff. Ah, but there's that cognitive dissonance again: the Romney campaign is running against a phantom economy as well.

Indeed, the Republicans--and the press--have latched onto the one economic statistic that Democrats usually emphasize and that has traditionally led Democrats astray: unemployment. Members of the public certainly are worried about the inability of the economy to create jobs and especially about the employment problems their children will confront. But let's face it: if you add up all the unemployed, underemployed and those who've abandoned the workforce, you're still looking at maybe 15% of the labor market.

And while the Romney campaign was sleeping, the other 85% have seen their circumstances change. "Their household income hasn't improved," says Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody's. "But their household balance sheets are very quickly moving in the right direction." The soaring stock market has restored their 401(k)s to their former plenitude; the values of their homes are creeping back above the waterline in some areas and booming in others; and, Zandi says, we are approaching "historic lows" in delinquency rates on consumer credit-card debt and auto and appliance loans. Our nation's feckless freeloaders have behaved responsibly since the 2008 crash. They've reduced their debts. They're feeling better about their circumstances. And suddenly, the percentage of people who think the country is on the right track is surging, especially in important swing states like Ohio, where the economic picture has improved dramatically.

It is the business of a presidential challenger to overstate the dire situation the incumbent has inflicted on a betrayed public. Bill Clinton certainly overstated the extent of the economic recession in 1992. But there are limits. There is reality. In this country, successful politicians have always avoided apocalyptic predictions. This year, however, Republicans have routinely embraced the dark side. If Obama is re-elected, "I don't know that our country really survives four more years of all the regulations," Senator Rand Paul told CNN's Wolf Blitzer during the Republican Convention. Blitzer called him on it, saying, "Wait a second. If President Obama is re-elected, you think the United States of America, in four years, will not be the United States of America?" Paul beat a hasty retreat.

Romney has lived the past six years in his party's overheated shark tank, spending more time pestering plutocrats for cash than meeting with and listening to the general public. I suspect Romney doesn't really believe that 47% of the electorate are moochers; he was just dialing for dollars. But it's becoming increasingly difficult to see how the man who mouthed those words, whether he believes them or not, can be elected President.
 

TO READ JOE'S BLOG POSTS, GO TO
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WHO SUFFERS FROM COGNITIVE DISSONANCE :
 Nobel Committee and/or Obama?
...and you can entertain yourself by reading the take on cognitive dissonance by an earthling Jules Elbeshausen by clicking the hyperlink under the above cartoon....
David Horsey
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..........AND SO THE USA EARTHLINGS
WILL SURVIVE THIS ONE TOO IN 2012...
......with prayers from PVAF.....

"TRUTH ALWAYS WINS OVER LIES
AT THE END OF THE DAY..
...but before the day is over
Lies can bring a lot of suffering on the bystanders"
 
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