The cognitive dissonance theory, as postulated by Festinger (1957), has undergone increased scrutiny since its development. Through a reappraisal of this theory as explicated by other researchers, specifically relying on extant and current research in this theory, coupled with recent developments, this paper provides a context for better understanding of how individuals experience cognitive dissonance and its implications for clinical practice.
Metofe, P. A. (2011). The Theory of Cognitive Dissonance: A Reappraisal. Contemporary Issues in Juvenile Justice, 5(1). Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.pvamu.edu/cojjp-contemporaryissues/vol5/iss1/5