Presenter Information

Madison SchaeferFollow

Major

Psychology

Anticipated Graduation Year

2020

Access Type

Open Access

Abstract

This study explored whether a “power mindset” and Need for Cognitive Closure (NfCC) would influence advice taking. The participant’s level of NfCC was measured prior to the study. After a power mindset manipulation, participants took part in a judgement task and received advice. Their self-confidence and advice taking was measured. It was predicted that possessing a high power mindset would reduce the degree of advice taking. Further, we predicted that higher confidence in one’s judgements would reduce the degree of advice taking. Also, we hypothesized that participants high in NfCC would take advice less than those low in NfCC.

Faculty Mentors & Instructors

Jim Larson, Professor Emeritus, Psychology Department

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The Impact of Power and Need for Closure on Advice Taking and Confidence

This study explored whether a “power mindset” and Need for Cognitive Closure (NfCC) would influence advice taking. The participant’s level of NfCC was measured prior to the study. After a power mindset manipulation, participants took part in a judgement task and received advice. Their self-confidence and advice taking was measured. It was predicted that possessing a high power mindset would reduce the degree of advice taking. Further, we predicted that higher confidence in one’s judgements would reduce the degree of advice taking. Also, we hypothesized that participants high in NfCC would take advice less than those low in NfCC.