CONSISTENCY THEORY

introduced by American psychologist Fritz Heider, a category of social psychological theory postulating that individuals are primarily driven by a craving for the retention of congruity or uniformity over their mental abilities.

CONSISTENCY THEORY: "Both Heider's and Korman's consistency theories are grounded in the idea that people possess a willingness to maintain consistency in their lives."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "CONSISTENCY THEORY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/consistency-theory/ (accessed February 19, 2020).
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