The rough draft:
Cognitive dissonance in the longing for belonging.
a) an uncomfortable feeling caused by holding two contradictory ideas simultaneously (wikipedia.org).
b) an uncomfortable state that arises because of discrepancy between an attitude and behavior or between two attitudes (exampleessays.com).
c) a psychological phenomenon which refers to the discomfort felt at a discrepancy between what you already know or believe, and new information or interpretation (learningandteaching.info).
2nd July 2010