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PERSONALITY PROCESSES AND INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES Individual Differences in Need for Cognitive Closure

  title={PERSONALITY PROCESSES AND INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES Individual Differences in Need for Cognitive Closure},
  author={Donna M. Webster and Arie W. Kruglanski},
This article introduces an individual-difference measure of the need for cognitive closure. As a dispositional construct, the need for cognitive closure is presently treated as a latent variable manifested through several different aspects, namely, desire for predictability, preference for order and structure, discomfort with ambiguity, decisiveness, and close-mindedness. This article presents psychometric work on the measure as well as several validation studies including (a) a "known-groups… 

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