was.35, considerably on the positive side and significantly different from the Control condition at the.02 level 2 (.48). The E then paid the S one dollar (twenty dollars made out a hand-written receipt form, and asked the S to sign. The difference between the One Dollar condition (1.20) and the Control condition (-.62) is significant at the.08 level (.78). From what you know about the experiment and the tasks involved in it, would you say the experiment was measuring anything important? Similarly, the knowledge that he has said "not X" is consonant with (does fit together with) those cognitive elements corresponding to the reasons, pressures, promises of rewards and/or threats of punishment which induced him to say "not.". While the S was working on these tasks the E sat, with a stop watch in his hand, busily making notations on a sheet of paper. They present some evidence, which is not altogether conclusive, in support of this explanation.
Hypocrisy - Induced Dissonance
It is an aversive drive that goads people to be consistent. The larger the pressure used to elicit the. When they arrived at the interviewer's office, the E asked the interviewer whether or not he wanted to talk to the. One and Twenty Dollar Conditions The E continued: Is that fairly clear how it is set up and what we're trying to do? For instance, an individual who is aware of the harmful effects of alcohol abuse and still resorts to heavy drinking may achieve consonance by limiting or giving up alcohol. Festinger,., Riecken,. The interviewer said yes, the E shook hands with the S, said good-bye, and left. Plus, you may really benefit in some way from the action that's inconsistent with your beliefs. At the close of the interview the S was asked what he thought the experiment was about and, following this, was asked directly whether or not he was suspicious of anything and, if so, what he was suspicious.