Complex Problem Solving : What It Is and What It Is Not

Faculty/Professorship: Faculty of Human Sciences and Education 
Author(s): Dörner, Dietrich ; Funke, Joachim
Title of the Journal: Frontiers in psychology
ISSN: 1664-1078
Publisher Information: Lausanne : Frontiers Research Foundation
Year of publication: 2017
Volume: 8
Pages: 11
Language(s): English
Artikelnummer 1153
DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01153
Computer-simulated scenarios have been part of psychological research on problem solving for more than 40 years. The shift in emphasis from simple toy problems to complex, more real-life oriented problems has been accompanied by discussions about the best ways to assess the process of solving complex problems. Psychometric issues such as reliable assessments and addressing correlations with other instruments have been in the foreground of these discussions and have left the content validity of complex problem solving in the background. In this paper, we return the focus to content issues and address the important features that define complex problems.
Keywords: complex problem solving, validity, assessment, definition, MicroDYN
Peer Reviewed: Ja
International Distribution: Ja
Open Access Journal: Ja
Type: Article
Release Date: 27. January 2023