Need for cognition scale Student ID 1. I would prefer complex to simple problems. 2. I like to have the responsibility of handling a situation that requires a lot of thinking. 3. Thinking is not my idea of fun. 4. I would rather do something that requires little thought than something that is sure to challenge my thinking abilities? 5. I try to anticipate and avoid situations where there is a likely chance I will have to think indepth about something. 6. I find satisfaction in deliberating hard and for long hours. 7. I only think as hard as 1 have to. 8. I prefer to think about small, daily projects to long-term ones? 9. I like tasks that require little thought once I've learned them? 10. The idea of relying on thought to make my way to the top appeals to me. 1 I really enjoy a task that involves coming up with new solutions to problems. 12. Learning new ways to think doesn't excite me very much? 13. I prefer my life to be filled with puzzles that I must solve. 14. The notion of thinking abstractly is appealing to me. 15. I would prefer a task that is intellectual, difficult, and important to one that is somewhat important but does not require much thought. 16. 1 feel relief rather than satisfaction after completing a task that required a lot of mental effort? 17. It's enough for me that something gets the job done; I don't care how or why it works? 18. I usually end up deliberating about issues even when they do not affect me personally.