High need for cognitive closure
(NFCC) promotes group centrism and preference for normative behaviour, but also attentiveness to member prototypicality2.
While the previous study helps us understand the importance of the attributional style of the evaluator in impression formation and supports the claim that one is already at a disadvantage when being evaluated by a pessimist, researchers have largely ignored another aspect of thought that could also be related to impression formation: The need for cognitive closure
. The need for cognitive closure
is an individual's desire for a definite answer to a question, the avoidance of ambiguity, and the demonstration of closed mindedness (Chirumbolo, Areni, & Sensales, 2004; Webster & Kruglanski, 1994).
Introduction: The need for cognitive closure
(NFC), defined as the desire for "an answer on a given topic, any answer ...
In particular, it is thought that three other moderators might be influential in altering consumer response to toys and nutrition information: need for cognitive closure
, nutrition motivation, and nutrition knowledge.
Cross-national differences in proneness to scarcity effects: The moderating roles of familiarity, uncertainty avoidance, and need for cognitive closure
. Psychology & Marketing, 21, 739-753.
A cross cultural study of the need for cognitive closure
scale: Comparing its structure in Croatia, Italy, the USA and the Netherlands.
Individual differences in argument scrutiny as motivated by need for cognitive closure
. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 22, 119-129.
Participants completed questionnaires on their attachment, need for cognitive closure
, need for cognition, quest orientation, openness to experience, spiritual transcendence, and the importance of religion or spirituality in their lives.
It should also be of interest to relate such biologically defined rigidity to sociocognitive indices of mental rigidity, such as the need for cognitive closure
, and to explore the neural implications of the many behavioral findings concerning situational determinants of flexibility loss and the contextual conditions for people's closed- and open-mindedness.
Need for Cognitive Closure
Scale Our Mandarin Chinese version of the Need for Closure Scale was revised from that used by Chiu, Morris, Hong, and Menon (2000).
need for uniqueness, locus of control, and need for cognitive closure
), and their faith (i.e.
The desire for certainty through stable, solid knowledge in which there is a firm answer is the basis of the need for cognitive closure
(Kruglanski & Webster, 1996).