Analysis and outlook of need for cognitive closure research
LIU Zimin1; SHI Kan1; WAN Jin2; CHEN Chen3
(1 Department of Psychology, Renmin University of China, Beijing 100872, China) (2 Economic Management Institute, East China Jiaotong University, Nanchang 330013, China) (3 Business School, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510275, China)
Abstract： Need for cognitive closure is referred to describe an individual’s epistemic motivation to form a firm answer to a question under uncertain circumstances. In the era of information explosion, the cognitive load of individuals has been rapidly increasing. Therefore, in-depth research of NFCC is of great importance in modern times. Diving into the conceptual structure and measurements of NFCC, along with related research over the past thirty years in areas including personality, information processing, decision making, attitudes, beliefs, and mental health, this article proposes that distinguishing ability from motivation is of necessity. Furthermore, this article urges future researchers to conduct empirical study on NFCC in terms of the in-depth discussion of its concept, dimension, measurements and antecedents.
刘子旻, 时勘, 万金, 陈晨. 认知闭合需要研究梳理与未来走向[J]. 心理科学进展, 2018, 26(4): 688-697.
LIU Zimin, SHI Kan, WAN Jin, CHEN Chen. Analysis and outlook of need for cognitive closure research. Advances in Psychological Science, 2018, 26(4): 688-697.