Cognitive dissonance as a modifier of chronic smoking behavior: A serendipitous finding

Harry A. Lando, Gerald C. Davison

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Abstract

Results of a study (undertaken as a methodological analog to J. H. Resnick's 1968 investigation) with adult smokers, in which rate of puffing rather than number of cigarettes smoked was manipulated in a controlled setting, are contrary to those predicted: self-paced control Ss fared better than operantly paced experimental Ss and rated cigarettes less favorably at the end of the study. Results are explained in terms of cognitive dissonance theory. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalJournal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
Volume43
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 1975

Keywords

  • manipulation of rate of puffing rather than number of cigarettes smoked &
  • self vs operantly paced rates, methodological analog to J. H. Resnick

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