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Kornilova T.V. The principle of uncertainty in psychology of choice and risk

Full text in Russian: Корнилова Т.В. Принцип неопределенности в психологии выбора и риска
Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

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The paper describes a theoretical framework for understanding the concept of uncertainty in psychology of choice and in the broader context of the contemporary interpretations of the principle of uncertainty. We describe the role of interdisciplinary approaches in the development of the understanding of predictable vs. unpredictable events. We present the psychological framework that integrates situational and dispositional factors with knowledge and risk in thinking. We highlight the role of personal self-determination in accepting and overcoming subjective uncertainty. We lay the foundation for the possible transition towards the dynamic paradigm in psychology of uncertainty. Finally, we further develop the idea of the unity of intellect and affect in the context of intellectual and personality potential and dynamic regulative systems that mediate choice and decision making.

Keywords: uncertainty, anti-fragility, choice, decision making, subjective uncertainty, risk, intellectual potential, personality potential, dynamic regulative systems, self-regulation



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Received 28 November 2014. Date of publication: 30 April 2015.

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Kornilova Tatiana V. Ph.D., Professor, Department of General Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, ul. Mokhovaya, 11–9, 125009 Moscow, Russia.
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Kornilova T.V. The principle of uncertainty in psychology of choice and risk. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 2015, Vol. 8, No. 40, p. 3. (in Russian, abstr. in English).

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