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Classic line from a classic psych experiment

June 1, 2010 Leave a comment

Oh, for those glorious days of ignorance about the negative effects of smoking. This comes from the methods section of the original Festinger and Carlsmith paper on cognitive dissonance (1959):

“After the half hour on the second task was over, the (experimenter) conspicuously set the stop watch back to zero, put it away, pushed his chair back, lit a cigarette, and said:…”

Those were the days…

References:
Festinger, L & Carlsmith, J. (1959) Cognitive Consequences of Forces Compliance. Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology, 58, 203-210.

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