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DECISIONS AND HOW THEY ARE MADE In the wider sense, decision making is embedded in the problem-solving process and its many stages (Davidson and Stern-berg, 2003; Güss et al., 2010). In the narrow sense, decision making is understood as the ability to select one of several alternatives and to act accordingly (Güss, 2004). Previous research has often focused… (More)
People in every culture must deal with time and the uncertainties of the future. This study investigates how people in five countries make decisions in the dynamic simulation COLDSTORE with its non-linear time development (Reichert & Dö rner, 1988). We expected that, (1) as in the original study (Reichert, 1986), only 20% of all participants would deal… (More)
Research in the fields of complex problem solving (CPS) and dynamic decision making using microworlds has been mainly conducted in Western industrialized countries. This study analyzes the CPS process by investigating thinking-aloud protocols in five countries. Participants were 511 students from Brazil, Germany, India, the Philippines, and the United… (More)
Complex problems have often been described along certain dimensions, e.g. complexity, transparency, and dynamics. However, problem descriptions of the researcher and problem-characteristics perceived by the participant might differ. This study investigates subjective task complexity and its relationship to complex problem solving performance. Research… (More)
Variables influencing inferences about a stranger's goal during an unsolicited social interaction were explored. Experiment 1 developed a procedure for identifying cues. Experiments 2 and 3 assessed the relative importance of various cues (space, time, characteristics of oneself, characteristics of the stranger, and the stranger's behavior) for goal… (More)
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Recent research suggests that incubation is superior to metacognition in tasks involving many decision alternatives (Dijksterhuis et al., 2006). One explanation for these findings is the limited information processing capacity of working memory. The current study further investigates this topic by using more complex tasks as many errors in Dynamic… (More)