200 word summary.
200 word reflection.
(400 words total)
Read the following article: https://www.verywellmind.com/what-is-cognitive-dissonance-2795012
1) Write a 200 word summary of this article. A summary is also paraphrasing from a source, so you will need to in-line cite the source. Using APA or MLA, citing from an online article. If you in-line cite this source without using the author’s name, I will not give you credit for this section. Always find the author’s name and give credit, it is their intellectual property and not the website/drafter.
Help for in-line citation of an online article:
2) Write a 200 word reflection in which you discuss an experience from your own life that pertains to this theory and how this new information affects your understanding of that experience. You could write about an experience you had and how you had already recognized the effect of cognitive dissonance affecting you or even how you realize you were affected by it just now after reading this article. This concept could pertain to loyalty to political parties, to loyalty to purchases, or to holding to past ideas despite new evidence. *Try not to write about a time when a “friend was wrong during an argument.” Find something from your own experiences.