Centrismo di gruppo, bisogno di chiusura cognitiva e terrorismo

Arie Kruglanski
nell’ambito di “I Gruppi”


Much of the experimental evidence for epistemic motivations has come from laboratory work with college students as participants. However, our recent work has examined several real world antecedents and consequences of the need for closure as they pertain to important societal phenomena. In this presentation I will discuss the relevance of need for closure theory to immigration issues , attitudes toward outgroup minorities, and violent extremism. In this vein, I will address need for closure effects on Croate and Polish immigrants’ assimilation to the Italian culture, Dutch attitudes toward the Muslim minority, U.S. citizens’ support for tough counterterrorism measures, Muslim embracement of fundamentalism, and terrorism detainees’ support for violence against their perceived enemies.


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