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C. Dominik Güss

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Faculty Bio


Phone: (904) 620-1634

Office: Building 51, Room 3106

Research Interests

Complex problem solving and dynamic decision making (NSF-funded); Virtual environments, microworlds; Planning and Creativity; Metacognition: Unconscious versus conscious processing

Areas of Expertise

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


Ph.D., 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 (2000)

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

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

Selected Publications

Güss, C. D. (2011). Fire and ice: Testing a model on cultural values and complex problem solving/dynamic decision making. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 42, 1279-1298.

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, 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.

Güss, C. D., Tuason, M. T., & Gerhard, C. (2010). Cross-national comparisons of complex problem-solving strategies in two microworlds. Cognitive Science34(3), 489-520.

Güss, C. D., & Tuason, M. T. (2008). Jeepneys: Values in the streets. Culture and Psychology, 14(2), 211-236.

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.