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The best example of cognitive dissonance...

The best example of cognitive dissonance, that I found to be most explanatory of WHAT COGNITIVE DISSONANCE IS; came in the third video:

"People tend to think that they are correct, they are biased in that they feel that their beliefs are always correct.

When a child does WELL on a test, the child will give himself credit and say that "he is smart."

But when a child does POORLY on a test, the child will say that the test does not reflect on his intelligence, and will point to external explanations; say that "he is not a good test-taker, or the teacher doesn't like me, or that test is stupid; I am still smart, I still tend to be correct."