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When Prophecy Fails
by Leon Festinger and Henry W. Riecken and Stanley Schachter and Elliot Aronson

Overview - In 1954 Leon Festinger, a brilliant young experimental social psychologist in the process of outlining a new theory of human behavior - the theory of cognitive dissonance - and his colleagues infiltrated a cult who believed the end of the world was only months away.  Read more...

 
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More About When Prophecy Fails by Leon Festinger; Henry W. Riecken; Stanley Schachter; Elliot Aronson
 
 
 
Overview
In 1954 Leon Festinger, a brilliant young experimental social psychologist in the process of outlining a new theory of human behavior - the theory of cognitive dissonance - and his colleagues infiltrated a cult who believed the end of the world was only months away. How would these people feel when their prophecy remained unfulfilled? Would they admit the error of their prediction, or would they readjust their reality to make sense of the new circumstances?

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781905177196
  • ISBN-10: 1905177194
  • Publisher: Pinter & Martin Ltd
  • Publish Date: January 2009
  • Page Count: 257


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