Małgorzata Kossowska and team in ‘Motivation and Emotion’

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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!