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Complex problem solving: a case for complex cognition?

By Joachim Funke

Abstract

Complex problem solving (CPS) emerged in the last 30 years in Europe as a new part of the psychology of thinking and problem solving. This paper introduces into the field and provides a personal view. Also, related concepts like macrocognition or operative intelligence will be explained in this context. Two examples for the assessment of CPS, Tailorshop and MicroDYN, are presented to illustrate the concept by means of their measurement devices. Also, the relation of complex cognition and emotion in the CPS context is discussed. The question if CPS requires complex cognition is answered with a tentative ‘‘yes.’

Topics: Cognitive Psychology
Publisher: Springer
Year: 2010
OAI identifier: oai:cogprints.org:6868

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