Not always higher level in Need for Cognitive Closure (NFC) is related to boost in prejudice or stereotyping. Małgorzata Kossowska, Marcin Bukowski, and Piotr Dragon from our group together with Ana Guinote (University College London) and Arie Kruglanski (University of Maryland) showed that self-image threat leads people with high NFC (but not low NFC) to stereotype less. Authors suggested the mechanism of this effect could be fear of invalidity. The paper published in ‘Motivation and Emotion’ is available online in here (full version). Highly recommended!