Jo Is a Courier, Delivering Parcels Throughout the Metropolitan Area.
Jo is a courier, delivering parcels throughout the metropolitan area. Although she considers herself law abiding, she often breaks the speed limit while making her deliveries. Which of the following statements does not reflect a likely response to the conflict between her attitude and her behavior?
A) "It's not a problem that I speed a little bit; it's not much over the limit, and everyone else speeds some."
B) "The speed limits are just too low around here; anyone driving at a reasonable speed will break them."
C) "This speeding is irresponsible. From now on I am observing the speed limits."
D) "I've got to drive fast sometimes, otherwise I will not make all my deliveries and I'll lose clients."
E) "It's wrong to break even minor laws, but I'll probably keep speeding anyway."
Sheila works for a manufacturer of styrofoam trays for school lunches. Last year her son came home from school and told her that the trays she makes go straight to the landfill where they sit for hundreds of years without ever biodegrading. Although this information bothers Sheila, she does not look for another job because she enjoys her very high salary. Which dissonance moderating factor is illustrated by this example?
A) Dissonance is reduced because of the sense of control by the individual.
B) Dissonance is reduced because of the importance to the individual.
C) There is no dissonance moderating factor in the example.
D) Dissonance is increased because of the sense of control by the individual.
E) High dissonance is tolerated because of a high reward.
Mrs. Jonas is likely experiencing ________.
A) cognitive dissonance
B) unresolved anger
C) ethical evasion
D) uncertainty avoidance
E) social pressure
Mrs. Jonas comes to you for an explanation of why she is so uncomfortable. You would refer her to the theories of ________.