The policies and doctrines of all groups include tendencies towards psychological manipulation. These persuasion and control techniques function through cognitive dissonance and consonance theory. This talk explores how dogma reinforces itself by boosting cognitive consonance and reducing dissonance. What forms do these “mental gymnastics” take? How do LDS teachings display these forms? This talk is likely to cause cognitive dissonance.
Thanks for posting the audio! You can follow along with the slides, found here: http://recoveringagency.com/sunstone-slides-the-cogs-of-dissonance-and-consonance-the-levers-of-control-in-lds-doctrine/
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