# Need for Cognition : eine Skala zur Erfassung von Freude und Engagement bei Denkaufgaben

Bless, H. and WÄNKE, M. and Bohner, G. and Fellhauer, R. F. and Schwarz, N.. (1994) Need for Cognition : eine Skala zur Erfassung von Freude und Engagement bei Denkaufgaben. Zeitschrift für Sozialpsychologie, Vol. 25, H. 2. pp. 147-154.

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The present paper provides a translation of the need for cognition scale, originally presented by Cacioppo & Petty (1982). As the original the German version allows an efficient assessment of individuals` tendency to engage in and enjoy thinking. In addition to good psychometric parameters, an experimental validation demonstrates its external validity. Thus, the scale allows to investigate dispostional differences in the intensity of cognitive processing, and its impact on social judgment and behavior.