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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. Expand
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. Expand
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. Expand
A theory of goal systems.
「動機づけ 対 認知」(motivation versus cognition)アプローチ: 社会心理学者は動機づけ(motivation)を認知(cognition)とは「別々の」(separate)ものと考え、また、 いくぶん「静的」(static)なアプローチがされてきた。例えば、Bem(1972)の dissonance vs. self-perception、Kelley(1972)Expand
Leading us not unto temptation: momentary allurements elicit overriding goal activation.
Priming by temptation stimuli was found not only to influence the activation of overriding goals but also to affect goal-congruent behavioral choices. Expand
To "do the right thing" or to "just do it": locomotion and assessment as distinct self-regulatory imperatives.
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. Expand
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.
Feelings-as-Information Theory
Feelings-as-information theory conceptualizes the role of subjective experiences – including moods, emotions, metacognitive experiences, and bodily sensations – in judgment. It assumes that peopleExpand
Lay Epistemics and Human Knowledge: Cognitive and Motivational Bases
1. The Lay Epistemic Framework: Its History and Scope.- 2. Knowing All: A Theory of Lay Epistemics.- 3. Empirical Research in the Lay Epistemic Framework.- 4. Unique and Nonunique Aspects ofExpand
The Psychology of Closed Mindedness
Preface. Introduction. Motivational Bases of Closed and Open Mindedness. Specific Manifestations of Closure Needs in Information Processing Activities. Prior Psychological Analyses of Closed and OpenExpand