When Prophecy Fails by Leon Festinger
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When Prophecy Fails
By Leon Festinger

When Prophecy Fails

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When Prophecy Fails by Leon Festinger

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In 1954 Leon Festinger, a brilliant young experimental social psychologist in the process of inventing a new theory of human behavior - the theory of cognitive dissonance - and two of his colleagues, Henry Riecken and Stanley Schachter, 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, as Festinger predicted, readjust their reality to make sense of the new circumstances? Not only is When Prophecy Fails of great historical importance as the first test of a powerful theory, but it is also a surprisingly touching account of what happens to ordinary people under extraordinary circumstances.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781905177196
ISBN-10: 1905177194
Format: Paperback
(201mm x 139mm x 21mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Pinter & Martin Ltd.
Publisher: Pinter & Martin Ltd.
Publish Date: 15-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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