What happens when feelings are perceived as being thoughts?
The Problem of Rationalization
Source Material: “Rationalization”
What happens when we project our fears as “facts”?
What happens when assumptions conflict?
The Problem of Cognitive Dissonance
Source Material: “Cognitive Dissonance”
Pick one character from the film who is using a defense mechanism. You can pick any defense mechanism except rationalization.
Pick another character who is experiencing cognitive dissonance.
Pick a third character who is engaging in rationalization.
Then justify why you think each is the case