Cognitive Closure

Cognitive Closure can refer to:

  • Cognitive closure (psychology), a term describing the human desire to eliminate ambiguity and arrive at definite conclusions (sometimes irrationally).
  • Cognitive closure (philosophy), the idea that only certain things are even in principle understandable by beings like us. Used particularly to argue for the insolubility of certain problems in philosophy of mind.

Other articles related to "cognitive closure, cognitive":

Closure (psychology) - Need For Cognitive Closure in Education
... Yet for students who have high need for cognitive closure, this phenomenon may inadvertently lead to the inhibition of cognitive functions and ... In instances such as these, an individual’s desire for cognitive closure in another area may outweigh her/his motivation to expend cognitive resources toward learning new information ... Unfortunately, in the absence of understanding and consideration of how need for cognitive closure may influence academic and/or achievement motivation, educators ...

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