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Cognitive Dissonance for 7th Graders

Here is the content from a presentation on cognitive dissonance that I delivered in my class of 7th graders

Cognitive Dissonance - What makes me sad?

What makes me sad?
अज्ञान (ignorance)
अभाव (absence)
अन्याय (injustice)
अफसोस (regret)
असमंजस (dilemma) What is the reason for irresolution or dilemma?

Answer: Cognitive Dissonance.
Meaning of the words

Cognition
the mental action or process of acquiring knowledge and understanding through thought, experience, and the senses.

Dissonance
lack of harmony among musical notes.

In psychology, cognitive dissonance is the mental stress or discomfort experienced by an individual who holds two or more contradictory beliefs, ideas, or values at the same time, or is confronted by new information that conflicts with existing beliefs, ideas, or values. The conflict:
Roma knows that smoking causes cancer.
She still smokes because she enjoys it.

…what will Roma do?
The conflict:
Neeta loves Raj
But Raj does not love Neeta

…what will Neeta do? Leon Festinger&…

Value Education for Secondary Grade Students

Collection of content resources for use during value education sessions for secondary grader. I used these in my 7th grade class.

What makes me sad?अज्ञान (ignorance)अभाव (absence)अन्याय (injustice)अफसोस (regret)असमंजस (dilemma - maybe due to Cognitive Dissonance - refer presentation here)What stops me from hurting anyone?Lack of ReasonConscience/EmpathySurveillancePunishmentGrowth, Care, Nurture and Love
Philosophy outlined in M Scott Peck - The Road Less Traveled Growth - when a person gains new skills and knowledge and becomes better as compared to what s/he was yesterdayCare - When someone makes provision of what is necessary for the health, welfare, maintenance, and protection of someone or something.Nurture - When someone facilitates the growth of another person.Love - Nurturing someone even when it comes at a cost to the nurturer.Kissanpur - Real Joy Of Togetherness - TVCBelief versus FaithAlan Watts on the Difference Between Belief and FaithDo Scientists Pray? Einstein Answers …