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Cognitive Dissonance: Why some can’t believe the evidence against George Pell and Michael Jackson

 

Have you ever experienced disbelief when someone you care for betrays you?

The Daily’s Victor Petrovic spoke with Dr Rachael Sharman, senior lecturer in psychology at the University of the Sunshine Coast, about “cognitive dissonance”; a psychological state that helps explain why some people refuse to accept the court’s conviction of George Pell for child sex abuse, or the child grooming and abuse claims against Michael Jackson, in the documentary Leaving Neverland.

 

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