Closure (psychology)

Closure (psychology)

Closure or need for closure are psychological terms that describe the desire or "need" some individuals have for information that will allow them to conclude an issue that had previously (for them at least) been clouded in ambiguity and uncertainty. Upon reaching this conclusion, they are now able to attain a state of epistemic "closure".

The term cognitive closure has been defined as "a desire for definite knowledge on some issue and the eschewal of confusion and ambiguity." Need for closure is a phrase used by psychologists to describe an individual’s desire for a firm solution as opposed to enduring ambiguity.

Read more about Closure (psychology):  Implications of Need For Cognitive Closure, Need For Cognitive Closure in Education, Need For Closure Scale (NFCS)

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Closure (psychology) - Need For Closure Scale (NFCS) - Research
... the NFCS are more likely to attempt to draw closureby relying on incipient cues, and the first-encountered apparent fit ... The need for closureis also said to predispose a very narrow or shallow information search, along with a higher tendency to use cognitive heuristics, when seeking solutions ... creativity, individuals with high need-for-closureratings had low creativity scores ...