Online Glossary Letter N


Glossary-Items: Letter N

Need for cognition

The “need for cognition” is also called cognitive motivation or the pleasure of thinking. The term refers to a person’s need for cognitive stimulation and challenge. Need for cognition is evident in the pleasure of thinking about objects and relationships as well as in intellectually demanding thinking, reasoning, and problem solving.



Networks can help in the support of gifted people and their abilities. The networking of various players such as the Kitas and schools of different kinds, educational psychology, educational guidance centers, and other players in the education infrastructure, including education policy and administration, can play a part in developing and implementing joint plans for supporting gifted people and their abilities.