Write a paper of 1,000-1,250 words that describes the connection between self-attribution and cognitive dissonance. Include the following in your paper:
- A summary of the research regarding the theoretical and empirical approaches to understanding the mental processes of self-attribution and cognitive dissonance.
- A discussion of how nature and nurture influence self-attribution and thereby affect cognitive development.
- A discussion of why individuals are motivated to resolve cognitive dissonance and how this is related to self-attribution.