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Political conservatism as motivated social cognition.
The core ideology of conservatism stresses resistance to change and justification of inequality and is motivated by needs that vary situationally and dispositionally to manage uncertainty and threat.
Individual differences in need for cognitive closure.
The present findings suggest that the Need for Closure Scale is a reliable and valid instrument of considerable potential utility in future "motivated social cognition" research.
Motivated closing of the mind: "seizing" and "freezing".
Empirical evidence attests to diverse need for closure effects on fundamental social psychological phenomena, including impression formation, stereotyping, attribution, persuasion, group decision making, and language use in intergroup contexts.
A theory of goal systems.
Leading us not unto temptation: momentary allurements elicit overriding goal activation.
- A. Fishbach, R. Friedman, A. Kruglanski
- PsychologyJournal of Personality and Social Psychology
- 1 February 2003
Priming by temptation stimuli was found not only to influence the activation of overriding goals but also to affect goal-congruent behavioral choices.
To "do the right thing" or to "just do it": locomotion and assessment as distinct self-regulatory imperatives.
- A. Kruglanski, E. P. Thompson, S. Spiegel
- PsychologyJournal of personality and social psychology
- 1 November 2000
The authors found that locomotion and assessment are relatively independent of each other, both are needed for self-regulatory success, and each relates to distinct task orientations and motivational emphases.
Handbook of Theories of Social Psychology
The Handbook of Theories of Social Psychology is an essential resource for researchers and students of social psychology and related disciplines.
- A. Kruglanski
Feelings-as-information theory conceptualizes the role of subjective experiences – including moods, emotions, metacognitive experiences, and bodily sensations – in judgment. It assumes that people…
The Psychology of Closed Mindedness
- A. Kruglanski
Preface. Introduction. Motivational Bases of Closed and Open Mindedness. Specific Manifestations of Closure Needs in Information Processing Activities. Prior Psychological Analyses of Closed and Open…
The Psychology of Radicalization and Deradicalization: How Significance Quest Impacts Violent Extremism
- A. Kruglanski, M. Gelfand, J. Bélanger, Anna Sheveland, Malkanthi Hetiarachchi, R. Gunaratna
- Political Science
- 22 January 2014
We present a model of radicalization and deradicalization based on the notion that the quest for personal significance constitutes a major motivational force that may push individuals toward violent…