Epistemic motives and cultural conformity : Need for closure, culture, and context as determinants of conflict judgments

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Author(s)

  • Michael W. Morris
  • Sau-Lai Lee
  • Melody Chao
  • Chi-Yue Chiu
  • Ying-Yi Hong

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191-207
Journal / PublicationJournal of Personality and Social Psychology
Volume92
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2007
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Three studies support the proposal that need for closure (NFC) involves a desire for consensual validation that leads to cultural conformity. Individual differences in NFC interact with cultural group variables to determine East Asian versus Western differences in conflict style and procedural preferences (Study 1), information gathering in disputes (Study 2), and fairness judgment in reward allocations (Study 3). Results from experimental tests indicate that the relevance of NFC to cultural conformity reflects consensus motives rather than effort minimization (Study 2) or political conservatism (Study 3). Implications for research on conflict resolution and motivated cultural cognition are discussed. (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved.

Research Area(s)

  • Conflict resolution, Culture, Individual differences, Need for closure, Reward allocation

Citation Format(s)

Epistemic motives and cultural conformity : Need for closure, culture, and context as determinants of conflict judgments. / Fu, Jeanne Ho-Ying; Morris, Michael W.; Lee, Sau-Lai; Chao, Melody; Chiu, Chi-Yue; Hong, Ying-Yi.

In: Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Vol. 92, No. 2, 02.2007, p. 191-207.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal