Reduction of cognitive dissonance as a function of magnitude of dissonance, differentiation, and self-esteem.
Where neighbours were strangers, the modern family became a "haven in a heartless world" Lasch
In other instances, the overwhelming guilt cannot be managed and leads to pathologic projection.
Re-enactment, revictimization, and masochism.
Postdecision changes in the desirability of alternatives.
Such elasticity in African subsistence agriculture is captured in the Ghanaian proverb, "A guest is a guest for three days and then you give him a hoe" to help on the farm.
High self-esteem can also be associated with narcissistic personality disorder, which has been a focus of concern in post-abortion counseling.