The Role of Motivation in Complex Problem Solving

@inproceedings{Gss2017TheRO,
  title={The Role of Motivation in Complex Problem Solving},
  author={C. Dominik G{\"u}ss and Madison Lee Burger and Dietrich D{\"o}rner},
  booktitle={Front. Psychol.},
  year={2017}
}
Previous research on Complex Problem Solving (CPS) has primarily focused on cognitive factors as outlined below. The current paper discusses the role of motivation during CPS and argues that motivation, emotion, and cognition interact and cannot be studied in an isolated manner. Motivation is the process that determines the energization and direction of behavior (Heckhausen, 1991). Three motivation theories and their relation to CPS are examined: McClelland’s achievement motivation, Maslow’s… CONTINUE READING

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