Dominik Guess

Professor

Psychology • College of Arts & Sciences

Areas of Expertise

• Complex problem solving and dynamic decision making (NSF-funded)
• Virtual environments, microworlds
• Planning and Creativity
• Metacognition: Unconscious versus conscious processing
• Cross-cultural research and cultural influences on cognition
• Disaster management
• Risky business decision making
• Suicide terrorism
 

Education

2000 Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology, Magna cum laude
(Specialization in Cognitive and Cross-Cultural Psychology)
Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg, Institute of Theoretical Psychology,
General Psychology, and Methodology, Bamberg, Germany

 

1996 Diploma (~Master of Arts) in Psychology
Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg, Bamberg, Germany

 

1992 Prediploma (~Bachelor of Science) in Psychology
Otto-Friedrich- Universität Bamberg, Bamberg, Germany
 

Biography

2013-present   Full Professor
Department of Psychology. University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL

 

2008-2013  Associate Professor
Department of Psychology. University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL

 

2003-2008 Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology. University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL

 

2002-2003 Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology, Beloit College, Beloit, WI

 

2001-2002 Research Associate
Department of Psychology, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
 

2000-2001 Guest lecturer
Department of Psychology, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, Philippines
 

1996-2000 Research Assistant
Institute of Theoretical Psychology, General Psychology, and Methodology, Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg, Bamberg, Germany
 

Awards

2013-2014 Marie Curie Fellowship IIF of the European Commission (Total score 98 out of 100, acceptance rate of about 15%)

 

2013 Nominated for the Distinguished Professor Award at UNF

 

2011 Outstanding Faculty Scholarship Award, University of North Florida
(every year 2 professors out of 650 professors at UNF receive this award for their research accomplishments)

 

2009-2011 Research Fellow Award of the Humboldt Foundation in Germany (at Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany, and Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg, Germany)

 

2007 Best Research Paper Award (Sanz, E. & Güss, C. D.)
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL

 

2007 Florida Student Conference on Human Factors and Applied Psychology

 

2006 Outstanding International Service Award (UNF)
Recognition of faculty and staff members who have made a significant and lasting contribution to the internationalization of the University.

 

2004 Outstanding Professor Award (UNF)
Delta Gamma Sorority

 

2002 University Friends Award (NIU)
Center for Access-Ability Resources (CAAR), Northern Illinois University
Recognition for commitment to accommodating the needs of diverse learning styles and of persons with disabilities.
 

Affiliations

• Invited member of the “Golden Key International Honour Society”
• Cognitive Science Society
• Society for Judgment and Decision Making
• International Association of Cross-Cultural Psychology (IACCP)
• Council on Undergraduate Research

Grants and Contracts Awarded

2002-2006 PI: Güss, C. D. Cultural influences on dynamic decision making.
Grant Agency: National Science Foundation.
Decision, Risk, and Management Sciences.
Award#: 0218203 and #0349997.
Total Award Amount: $166,767

2002-2003 Co-PI: Magliano, J., Britt, A., & Güss, D. Testing computational models of situation recognition. Subcontract of Sandia National Laboratory.
Total Award Amount: $70,000

Publications & Presentations

G. Publications (* = undergraduate students, ** = MA students)

 

Books
Güss, D. (2000). Planen und Kultur? [Planning and culture?. Lengerich, Germany: Pabst. 346 pages

 

 

Journal articles and Book Chapters

 

2014

Güss, C. D., Tuason, M. T., & Orduña, L. V. (Manuscript under review). Strategies, tactics, and errors in dynamic decision making.


Dörner, D., & Güss, C. D. (Manuscript under review). Human error in complex problem solving and dynamic decision making: 23 errors and a theory.


**Donovan, S., & Güss, C. D., & Naslund, D. (Manuscript under review). Improving dynamic decision making through training and self-reflection.


Güss, C. D., & Robinson, B. (Manuscript under review). Predicted causality in decision making: The role of culture. In S. Beller, A. Bender, & M. R. Waldmann (Eds.), Frontiers in Psychology – Cognitive Science. Diversity and universality in causal cognition.


**Hadidi, M., Güss, C. D., & Farah, A. (accepted). Effects of religiosity on empathy and altruism between Christians and Muslims in the United States and Jordan. In C. S. Bradley & A. Shupe (Eds.), Religiosity and empathy: The spiritual sources of pro-social behavior.


Güss, C. D., & Tuason, M. T. (in press). The importance of cultural variables for explaining suicide terrorism. Behavioral and Brain Sciences.
This journal has the highest impact factor of all journals in the Social Sciences. Impact factor: 18.57


Güss, C. D. (in press). Kulturvergleichende Psychologie. In A. Schütz, M. Brand, H. Selg, S. Lautenbacher (Eds.), Psychologie. Eine Einführung in ihre Grundlagen und Anwendungsfelder [Psychology. An introduction in its fundamentals and its areas of application] (5th ed.). Stuttgart: Kohlhammer.

2013

Güss, C. D. (2013). What about politics and culture? Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 36, 490-491.
This journal has the highest impact factor of all journals in the Social Sciences. Impact factor: 18.57


Dörner, D., & Güss, C. D. (2013). PSI: A computational architecture of cognition, motivation, and emotion. Review of General Psychology, 17, 297-317. Rejection rate of 87%


**Badibanga, J., **Shah, S., & Güss, C. D. (2013). The influence of cultural values on creativity: Comparing the United States and South Africa. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Research, 2, 47-62.


Güss, C. D., *Foust, A., & Dörner, D. (2013). Fear of Suicide Terrorism: Consequences for Individuals and Politics. In S. J. Sinclair & D. Antonius (Eds.), The political psychology of terrorism fears (pp. 107-125). Oxford, England: Oxford University Press.


Güss, C. D. (2013). Time perception. In K. Keith (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Cross-Cultural Psychology. Wiley-Blackwell Publishers.


Güss, C. D., & Tuason, M. T. (2013). Creativity and culture. In M. A. Goralski & H. P. Leblanc III (Eds.), Business Research Yearbook. The importance of research to the global community, Volume XX, Number 1 (pp. 144-151). USA: International Academy of Business Disciplines IABD.


**Badibanga, J., **Shah, S., & Güss, C. D. (2013). Can cultural values increase creativity: A two-country comparison. In M. A. Goralski & H. P. Leblanc III (Eds.), Business Research Yearbook. The importance of research to the global community, Volume XX, Number 1 (pp. 152-159). USA: International Academy of Business Disciplines IABD.


Güss, C. D. (2013). Study tips for success. (Module to be added to introduction to psychology textbooks, completely revised edition). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, Cengage Learning.

 

2012

Güss, C. D., Fadil, P., & Strohschneider, S. (2012). The influence of uncertainty avoidance on dynamic business decision making across cultures: A growth mixture modeling approach. International Business: Teaching, Research and Practice, 6, 12-30.


Carroll, L., Güss, C. D., Hutchinson, K., & Gauler, A. (2012). How do U. S. college students perceive trans persons? Sex Roles, 67, 516-527.


**Taylor, A. R., Tuason, M. T., & Güss, C. D. (2012). Experiences of adult children of transnational workers. Philippine Journal of Psychology, 45, 25-52.


Tuason, M. T., Güss, C. D., & Carroll, L. (2012). The disaster continues: A qualitative study on the experiences of Hurricane Katrina victims. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 43, 288-297.


Güss, C. D., & **Evans, J. (2012). The use of microworlds in the study of dynamic decision making across cultures. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference of Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics and 2nd International Conference on Cross-Cultural Decision Making (pp. 307-314). San Francisco, California.


Güss, C. D., Fadil, P., **Evans, J., & Strohschneider, S. (2012). Stable versus flexible dynamic decision making across cultures. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference of Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics and 2nd International Conference on Cross-Cultural Decision Making (pp. 3-12). San Francisco, California.


Tuason, M. T., **Rearick, J., & Güss, C. D. (2012). Is it truly just about the money? The impact of overseas working on family members. In A. M. Columbus (Ed.), Advances in psychology research, Vol. 93. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Sciences Publishers, Inc.

 

2011

Dörner, D., & Güss, C. D. (2011). A psychological analysis of Adolf Hitler’s decision making as Commander in Chief: Summa confidentia et nimius metus. Review of General Psychology, 15(1), 37-49.

 

Güss, C. D. (2011). Suicide terrorism: Exploring western perceptions of terms, context, and causes. Behavioral Research in Terrorism and Political Aggression, 3, 97-115.

 

Güss, C. D., & Dörner, D. (2011). Cultural differences in dynamic decision-making strategies in a non-linear, time-delayed task. Cognitive Systems Research. Special Issue on Complex Cognition, 12(3-4), 365-376.

 

**Evans, J., Güss, C. D., & Boot, W. R. (2011). Metacognitive prompting aids dynamic decision-making. In L. Carlson, C. Hoelscher, & T. F. Shipley (Eds.), Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 3217-3222). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

 

2010

Güss, C. D., Tuason, M. T., & **Gerhard, C. (2010). Cross-national comparisons of complex problem-solving strategies in two microworlds. Cognitive Science, 34(3), 489-520.

 

Güss, C. D., & Tuason, M. T. (2010). Fire and ice: Cultural influences on complex problem solving. In N. Taatgen & H. van Rijn (Eds.), Proceedings of the Thirty-First Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1942-1947). Cognitive Science Society. http://csjarchive.cogsci.rpi.edu/

 

Güss, C. D. (2010). Решение комплексных проблем в разных культурах [Complex problem solving across cultures]. In A. A. Kiseleva (Ed.), Pеконструкция субъективной реальности [Reconstruction of subjective reality] (pp. 64-76). Kharkov, Ukraine: Humanitarian Center.

 

2009 and earlier

Güss, C. D. (2009). Study tips for success. (Module to be added to introduction to psychology textbooks). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, Cengage Learning.

 

Güss, C. D., **Evans, J., *Murray, D., & Schaub, H. (2009). Conscious versus unconscious processing in dynamic decision-making tasks. Proceedings of the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

 

Güss, C. D., & Tuason, M. T. (2008). Jeepneys: Values in the streets. Culture and Psychology, 14(2), 211-236.
Commentary: Jeepneys: Tattoos on the Collective Soul by Ana Cecília de Sousa Bastos. Culture & Psychology, 14(2), 237-243.

 

Magliano, J. P., Skowronski, J. J., Britt, M. A., Güss, C. D., & Forsythe, C. (2008). What do you want? How perceivers use cues to make goal inferences about others. Cognition, 106(2), 594-632.

 

Güss, C. D., Tuason, M. T., & *Teixeira, V. (2008). A cultural-psychological theory of suicide terrorism and what to do about suicide terrorism. In R. E. Osborne, & P. Kriese (Eds.), Global community: Global security (pp. 153-178). Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi Publishers.

 

Güss, C. D. (2008). Introduction to Part Three: Moving toward an inclusive worldview. In R. E. Osborne, & P. Kriese (Eds.), Global community: Global security (pp. 123-125). Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi Publishers.

 

Güss, C. D. (2008). Wrap-up of Part Three: Moving toward an inclusive worldview. In R. E. Osborne, & P. Kriese (Eds.), Global community: Global security (pp. 179-180). Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi Publishers.

 

Güss, C. D., Tuason, M. T., & Teixeira*, V. (2007). A cultural-psychological theory of contemporary Islamic martyrdom. Journal of the Theory of Social Behaviour, 37(4), 415-445.

 

Güss, C. D., & Wiley**, B. (2007). Metacognition of problem-solving strategies in Brazil, India, and the United States. Journal of Cognition and Culture, 7(1-2), 1-25.

 

Tuason, M. T., & Güss, C. D. (2007). Minorities within minorities: Filipino Muslim women in the midst of armed conflict. The Online Journal of Peace and Conflict Resolution, 7(1), 28-35.

 

Glencross**, E., Wills*, L., & Güss, C. D. (2006). Survey on study abroad: Data from 600 UNF Freshmen. The Osprey Journal of Ideas and Inquiry, V, 123-131.

 

Güss, C. D. (2006). Deductive reasoning. In N. J. Salkind (Ed.), Encyclopedia of human development (Vol. 1, pp. 347-349). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

 

Güss, C. D. (2006). Wisdom. In N. J. Salkind (Ed.), Encyclopedia of human development (Vol. 3, pp. 1325-1327). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

 

Tuason, M. T., & Güss, C. D. (2006). Hall, G. Stanley. In N. J. Salkind (Ed.), Encyclopedia of human development (Vol. 2, pp. 600-601). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

 

Güss, C. D., Glencross**, E., Tuason, M. T., Summerlin*, L., & Richard, F. D. (2005). Task complexity and difficulty in two computer-simulated problems: Cross-cultural similarities and differences. In K. Forbus, D. Gentner, & T. Regier (Eds.), Proceedings of the Twenty-Sixth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 511-516). Mahwah, NJ: Cognitive Science Society and Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

 

Güss, C. D., & **Pangan, O. I. (2004). Cultural influences on disaster management: A case study of the Mount Pinatubo eruption. International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters, 22(2), 31-58.

 

Güss, D. (2002). Decision making in individualistic and collectivist cultures. In W. J. Lonner, D. L. Dinnel, S. A. Hayes, & D. N. Sattler (Eds.), OnLine readings in psychology and culture. Bellingham: Western Washington University, Department of Psychology, Center for Cross-Cultural Research. Web site: http://www.wwu.edu/~culture

 

Güss, D. (2002). Planning in Brazil, India, and Germany: A cross-cultural study, a cultural study, and a model. In W. J. Lonner, D. L. Dinnel, S. A. Hayes, & D. N. Sattler (Eds.), OnLine readings in psychology and culture. Bellingham: Western Washington University, Department of Psychology, Center for Cross-Cultural Research. Web site: http://www.wwu.edu/~culture

 

Güss, D. (2001). Towards a psychological theory of altered states of consciousness. Philippine Journal of Psychology, 34(1), 35-76.

 

Strohschneider, S., & Güss, D. (1999). The fate of the Moros: A cross-cultural exploration of strategies in complex and dynamic decision making. International Journal of Psychology, 34(4), 235-252.

 

Güss, D. (1999). Planen aus psychologischer Sicht. [Planning from a psychological view.. In Ständige Konferenz für Katastrophenvorsorge und Katastrophenschutz (Eds.), Workshop “Planungen im Zivil- und Katastrophenschutz” (pp. 114-116). [Regular conference for disaster prevention and disaster preparedness, workshop “Planning in civil defense and disaster prevention”. Köln, Germany: Bundesverband.

 

Güss, D. (1999). Vernetztes Denken - Voraussetzung zum ökologischen Handeln. [Thinking in networks: Essentials of ecological behavior.. In Staatliche Versuchsanstalt für Gartenbau an der Fachhochschule Weihenstephan in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Bayrischen Staatsministerium für Ernährung, Landwirtschaft und Forsten (Eds.), Arbeitsbesprechung der Fachberater für Gartenkultur und Landespflege (pp. 6-21). Weihenstephan, Germany.

 

Strohschneider, S., & Güss, D. (1998). Planning and problem solving: Differences between Brazilian and German students. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 29(6), 695-716.

 

 

Invited Presentations at International and National Symposia

 


Lovvorn*, M., & Güss, C. D. (2011, April). Cultural influences on risky business decision making. Poster presentation at the 2011 Poster on the Hill organized by the Council of Undergraduate Research, Washington, DC.
(The organizers invited 72 out of almost 700 submissions nationwide to be presented to Senators and State Representatives on Capitol Hill in Washington).

 

Güss, C. D. (2010, September). A psychological analysis of Adolf Hitler’s decision making as commander in chief. Invited paper presentation at the “Past to Present” speakers in the UNF History Department.

 

Güss, C. D. (2010, July). Complex problem solving across cultures. Invited paper presentation at the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany

 

Güss, C. D. (2010, February). Cognitive Psychology Meets Cross-cultural Psychology. Cultural Influences on Complex Problem Solving. Invited poster presentation at the Netzwerktagung der Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung, Bayreuth, Germany.

 

Güss, C. D. (2008, August). Wisdom as proverb knowledge and the ability to solve uncertain and complex problems. Invited paper presentation at the University of Chicago Arete Initiative, Gleacher Center, Chicago, IL.
(The organizers invited 40 finalists out of over 630 applications, i.e. 6.3%, to present their proposals to the Arete Initiative and the Templeton Foundation)

 

Teixeira*, V., & Güss, C. D. (2007, April). A cultural-psychological theory of suicide terrorism. Poster presentation at the 2007 Poster on the Hill organized by the Council of Undergraduate Research, Washington, DC.
(The organizers invited 60 out of almost 400 submissions nationwide to be presented to Senators and State Representatives on Capitol Hill in Washington).

 

Güss, C. D. (2006, August). “Why do they hate us?” Towards a cultural-psychological theory of suicide terrorism. Invited paper presentation at the Oxford Round Table, Global Security in the 21st Century, Lincoln College. University of Oxford, Oxford, England.

 

Güss, C. D. (2006, August). Complex problem solving around the world. Invited paper presented at the Colloquium of the Max-Planck-Institute for Cognition and Action, Leipzig, Germany.

 

Güss, C. D. (2006, July). Convener of the Symposium “Complex Problem Solving Around the World: Adventures Among Individuals, Groups, and Different Methodologies” (90 mintues session) at the 18th International Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology, Isle of Spetses, Greece.
The contributors in this symposium were: C. Dominik Güss, Hana Panggabean, Patricia Simon, and Hora Tjitra. Speakers were from the U.S., Indonesia, Germany, and China.
 

GuessContact Information

Building 51, Room 3106

(904) 620-1634

dguess@unf.edu