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Category Archives: Cognitive complexity
What Is Cognitive Complexity?
Cognitive complexity is an aspect of personal construct psychology introduced in 1955 by James Bieri. First applied to mental health and psychology patients, the concept was later expanded to cover human-computer interaction and organizational theory. In short, it refers to … Continue reading
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The Challenge of Complexity for Cognitive Systems
Complex cognition addresses research on (a) high-level cognitive processes – mainly problem solving, reasoning, and decision making – and their interaction with more basic processes such as perception, learning, motivation and emotion and (b) cognitive processes which take place in … Continue reading
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What scientific concept would improve everybody’s cognitive toolkit?
What scientific concept would improve everybody’s cognitive toolkit? Read also: We must learn to love uncertainty and failure Being comfortable with uncertainty, knowing the limits of what science can tell us, and understanding the worth of failure are all valuable … Continue reading
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Leadership, Cognitive Complexity, and Gender
This paper uses two theories of adult development to frame an exploration of gender and leadership. In the last decade, the definition of an effective leader has shifted from charismatic decision maker to steward, designer, and builder of learning organizations. … Continue reading
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High Cognitive Complexity and the Making of Major Scientific Discoveries
Read This essay employs the concept ‘high cognitive complexity’ to advance our understanding of the scientists who make major discoveries. Those with high cognitive complexity have the capacity to understand the world in more complex ways than those with … Continue reading
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