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PSI: A Computational Architecture of Cognition, Motivation, and Emotion
This article describes PSI theory, which is a formalized computational architecture of human psychological processes. In contrast to other existing theories, PSI theory not only models cognitive, but
Metacognition of Problem-Solving Strategies in Brazil, India, and the United States
Metacognition, the observation of one's own thinking, is a key cognitive ability that allows humans to influence and restructure their own thought processes. The influence of culture on metacognitive
The Role of Motivation in Complex Problem Solving
TLDR
The role of motivation during CPS is discussed and it is argued that motivation, emotion, and cognition interact and cannot be studied in an isolated manner.
Strategies, tactics, and errors in dynamic decision making in an Asian sample
The current study had three goals: (1) to investigate strategies, tactics, and errors as predictors of success and failure under uncertainty following the dynamic decision making (DDM) and complex
Jeepneys: Values in the Streets
Cross-cultural psychological studies mostly focus on differences between countries. This study uniquely focuses on intracultural variations of values based on descriptors of artifact data, jeepneys
Predicted causality in decision making: the role of culture
TLDR
Although decision making is a cognitive process, it is related to the human needs and motivational processes and its predicted likelihood of success is dependent on one’s competence: first the epistemic competence, i.e., the fact knowledge and experiential knowledge of the past; and second, the general competence.
The disaster continues: A qualitative study on the experiences of displaced Hurricane Katrina survivors.
Disaster survivors have not only experienced a tragedy, but they may also have been simultaneouslydisplaced to places usually unfamiliar to them. What does being displaced mean in terms of
A Psychological Analysis of Adolf Hitler's Decision Making as Commander in Chief: Summa Confidentia et Nimius Metus 1
This study is an attempt to analyze Hitler's decision making during World War II. Based on detailed historical sources, we specifically analyzed Hitler's decision-making failures and investigated the
What about politics and culture?
  • C. D. Güss
  • Economics
    Behavioral and Brain Sciences
  • 1 October 2013
TLDR
Given Van de Vliert's impressive dataset and prognoses, the evolutionary argument does not adequately take into account how political changes influence freedoms and a direct relationship between climate, monetary resources, and psychological variables is a simplification neglecting various intervening variables.
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