When Prophecy Fails / Edition 2

When Prophecy Fails / Edition 2

by Leon Festinger, Henry W. Riecken, Stanley Schachter
     
 

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… See more details below

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?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781905177196
Publisher:
Pinter & Martin Limited
Publication date:
01/25/2009
Edition description:
2nd Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.00(d)

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