Same or Different? Clarifying the Relationship of Need for Cognition to Personality and Intelligence

  title={Same or Different? Clarifying the Relationship of Need for Cognition to Personality and Intelligence},
  author={Monika Fleischhauer and S{\"o}ren Enge and Burkhard Brocke and Johannes Ullrich and Alexander Strobel and Anja Strobel},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin},
  pages={82 - 96}
Need for cognition (NFC) refers to an individual’s tendency to engage in and enjoy effortful cognitive processing. So far, little attention has been paid to a systematic evaluation of the distinctiveness of NFC from traits with similar conceptualization and from intelligence. The present research contributes to filling this gap by examining the relation of NFC to well-established personality concepts (Study 1) and to a comprehensive measure of intelligence in a sample with broad educational… 

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