“I Still Do a Lot of Good”

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Wormbs, Nina. “I Still Do a Lot of Good.” Springs: The Rachel Carson Center Review, no. 3 (2023).

To feel better, we need to justify our behaviour to ourselves and our imagined audience. We do this through a process of internal deliberation. In the research project, we studied this experience of cognitive dissonance as it manifested itself in the open-text answers in our survey. We looked for thought structures and patterns using topos theory, first presented by Aristotle. Topoi are modes of reasoning that work in our social context and that can create meaning. (From the article)

This article was originally published in Springs: The Rachel Carson Center Review. The journal is an online publication featuring peer-reviewed articles, creative nonfiction, and artistic contributions that showcase the work of the Rachel Carson Center and its community across the world.

2023 Nina Wormbs

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