Dynamic Systems as Tools for Analysing Human Judgement

Thinking and Reasoning, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 69-89, 2001

21 Pages Posted: 27 Jun 2010  

Joachim Funke

University of Heidelberg - Faculty of Behavioural and Cultural Studies, Department of Psychology

Date Written: June 26, 2000

Abstract

With the advent of computers in the experimental labs, dynamic systems have become a new tool for research on problem solving and decision making. A short review of this research is given and the main features of these systems (connectivity and dynamics) are illustrated. To allow systematic approaches to the influential variables in this area, two formal frameworks (linear structural equations and finite state automata) are presented. Besides the formal background, the article sets out how the task demands of system identification and system control can be realised in these environments, and how psychometrically acceptable dependent variables can be derived.

Keywords: complex problem solving, dynamic systems

Suggested Citation

Funke, Joachim, Dynamic Systems as Tools for Analysing Human Judgement (June 26, 2000). Thinking and Reasoning, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 69-89, 2001. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1630893

Joachim Funke (Contact Author)

University of Heidelberg - Faculty of Behavioural and Cultural Studies, Department of Psychology ( email )

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Heidelberg, D-69117
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