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Explanations, accounts, and illusions a critical analysis by McClure, John

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Published by Cambridge University Press, Editions de la Maison de sciences de l"homme in Cambridge, New York, Paris .
Written in English


  • Cognitive dissonance,
  • Explanation,
  • Illusion (Philosophy),
  • Social perception

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 167-182) and index.

StatementJohn McClure.
SeriesEuropean monographs in social psychology
LC ClassificationsBF337.C63 M35 1991
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 188 p. ;
Number of Pages188
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1851046M
ISBN 100521385326
LC Control Number90002579

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