Opening the Closed Mind: The Effect of Exposure to Literature on the Need for Closure

@article{Djikic2013OpeningTC,
  title={Opening the Closed Mind: The Effect of Exposure to Literature on the Need for Closure},
  author={M. Djikic and K. Oatley and M. Moldoveanu},
  journal={Creativity Research Journal},
  year={2013},
  volume={25},
  pages={149 - 154}
}
  • M. Djikic, K. Oatley, M. Moldoveanu
  • Published 2013
  • Psychology
  • Creativity Research Journal
  • The need for cognitive closure has been found to be associated with a variety of suboptimal information processing strategies, leading to decreased creativity and rationality. This experiment tested the hypothesis that exposure to fictional short stories, as compared with exposure to nonfictional essays, will reduce need for cognitive closure. One hundred participants were assigned to read either an essay or a short story (out of a set of 8 essays and 8 short stories matched for length, reading… CONTINUE READING

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