For this assignment, you will be engaging in a desired behavior change.

Cognitive Dissonance
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For this assignment, you will be engaging in a desired behavior change. We will be using the theory of cognitive dissonance to bring about a successful behavior change for at least 24 hours:
select a behavior that you would like to change
e.g., be healthier
write down what the behavior is and what your attitude is toward the behavior (to bring about a successful change, your attitude must be in line with your desired behavior)
e.g., attitude: I want to feel good and live well behavior: engage in healthy behaviors
make a list of three actions that you can take to be successful in your new behavior
e.g., 1. Go to the gym, 2. Park car far away and walk in parking lots, 3. Cut out soda and processed food.
engage in the new behavior for 24 hours (I have had students who use this technique to completely cut out undesirable behaviors such as stopping smoking, losing weight, and stopping procrastinating for the whole semester and even longer!)