BOLSTERING OF AN ATTITUDE

n. a method which reduces conflicting thoughts or dissonant beliefs in a person's cognition. This is done by generating new thoughts or beliefs consistent with the attitude being developed. See cognitive dissonance.

BOLSTERING OF AN ATTITUDE: " By the bolstering of an attitude, cognitive dissonance is reduced and a stronger attitude is formed. "
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BOLSTERING OF AN ATTITUDE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/bolstering-of-an-attitude/ (accessed February 9, 2020).
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