Joachim Funke Which Character Traits Are Important for Good Decision-Making?
Decision-making in a complex world is a challenge. Some people are better at it than others. Why is this so? JOACHIM FUNKE focuses his research on identifying those character traits that can be trained or changed and that help people to improve their decision-making behavior. For this, Funke and his team need to identify the personality traits of their study participants and they use simulated situations to analyze their decision-making behavior. In this way, they find the conditions for success and failure. One of the results is that intelligence alone is not sufficient; participants also need emotional regulation strategies to deal with complex situations. The researchers also observed that two conditions tend to lead to failure: too narrow a focus and neglecting to follow up your decisions. These findings suggest ways to train people’s abilities to face the complex decision-making challenges of the twenty-first century.
LT Video Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.21036/LTPUB10567
Complex Problem Solving: What It Is and What It Is Not
- Dietrich Dörner and Joachim Funke
- Frontiers in Psychology
- Published in 2017
Complex Problem Solving
- Joachim Funke
- Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning
- Published in 2012