147: Cognitive Distortions & Motivated Reasoning: When Beliefs, Values and Facts Collide.

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There is often inconsistency between what people believe and how they behave which motivates them to engage in actions that will help minimize feelings of discomfort. People attempt to relieve this tension in different ways, such as by rejecting, explaining away, or avoiding new information, also known as Cognitive Distortions and Motivated Reasoning.

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