Miroslav I. Yasin
Zaytseva Centre for Deaf Studies and Bilingual Education; National Research University Higher School of Economics
Cognitive closure concept: history and relevant notions
Yasin M. I. Cognitive closure concept: history and relevant notions Vestnik of Kostroma State University. Series: Pedagogy. Psychology. Sociokinetics. 2020. vol. 26. №. 1. pp. 174-181 (In Russ). DOI 10.34216/2073-1426-2020-26-1-174-181
DOI: 10.34216/2073-1426-2020-26-1-174-181
УДК: 159.9
Publish date: 2020-01-18
Annotation: In this article a theoretical investigation of the concept of cognitive closure including the historical involvement of research on this issue and an analysis of the relevant notions is presented. The concept of cognitive closure is considered from a historical point of view – concepts and theories that logically lead to the issue of studying cognitive styles and cognitive closure in particular are given. Such notions as ambiguity intolerance, certainty orientation, desire for a simple cognitive structure, dogmatism, fundamentalism and rigidity of thought are presented to be closely related to the cognitive closure. The most extended and developed construct of cognitive closure is found in the Lay Epistemic Theory. The specificity of the cognitive closure construct is that in the Lay Epistemic Theory, the emphasis was shifted from the tendency to get rid of information as a psychological feature for an active dynamic (motivational) moment. Cognitive research is one of the promising areas of research in psychology, as it has great explanatory potential, which makes it possible to conduct applied research on various topics. Based on the qualitative and quantitative analysis of modern scientific periodicals, the most demanded lines of research are presented and it is concluded that the relevance of the topic is currently increasing.
Keywords: cognitive closure, ambiguity intolerance, desire for uncertainty, uncertainty orientation, cognitive style, social cognitive psychology
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Author's info: Miroslav I. Yasin, ORCID 0000-0001-6249-8527, psychologist, Candidate of Sociological Sciences, Associate Professor, Zaytseva Centre for Deaf Studies and Bilingual Education, Moscow, Russia; National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia. E-mail: svzhukovskiy@gmail.ru