By Shulamith Kreitler

ISBN-10: 0521888670

ISBN-13: 9780521888677

This assortment examines the numerous inner and exterior elements affecting cognitive approaches. Editor Shulamith Kreitler brings jointly quite a lot of foreign individuals to supply a very good overview of modern learn within the box. those contributions transcend the normal technique of interpreting the results of motivation and emotion to contemplate the contextual components which can impact cognition. those extensive and sundry components comprise character, genetics, psychological overall healthiness, organic evolution, tradition, and social context. via contextualizing cognition, this quantity attracts out the sensible functions of theoretical cognitive examine whereas bringing separate parts of scholarship into significant discussion.

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Individual differences in need for cognitive closure. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 67, 1049–1062. (1998). Cognitive and social consequences of the need for cognitive closure. European Review of Social Psychology, 8, 133–173. Epistemic Motivations 31 Webster, D. , Kruglanski, A. , & Pattison, D. A. (1997). Motivated language use in intergroup contexts: Need-for-closure effects on the linguistic intergroup bias. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 72, 1122–1131. Webster, D.

Bell, C. (2008). Unpublished data. University of Maryland, College Park. Tetlock, P. E. (1992). The impact of accountability on judgment and choice: Toward a social contingency model. In L. ), Advances in Experimental Social Psychology (Vol. 25, pp. 331–376). New York: Academic Press. , & Duriez, B. (2004). The impact of need for closure on conservative beliefs and racism: Differential mediation by authoritarian submission and authoritarian dominance. Personality and Social Psychology bulletin, 30, 824–837.

In general, it was found that, when aroused, such needs bias the judgmental process in a need-congruent direction (see Dunning, 1999; Kruglanski, 1996; Kunda & Sinclair, 1999 for reviews). In the domain of knowledge formation, however, the need for nonspecific closure commanded incomparably greater amount of research attention. Accordingly, the remainder of this chapter is devoted to the description of a research program focused on the latter type of motivation. In what follows, we consider nonspecific closure effects on intrapersonal, interpersonal, and group levels of analysis.

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