How Much Knowledge Is Necessary for Action?
- Joachim FunkeAffiliated withDepartment of Psychology, Heidelberg University Email author
The relation between knowledge and action is a delicate one. Is acting possible without knowledge? Can people act against their knowledge? Action produces knowledge, but at the same time knowledge is required for action. This chapter provides a review of different conceptions concerning the relation between knowledge and action. Three theoretical frameworks are presented: the theory of planned behavior, the unconscious thought theory, and the option-generation framework. The relation between knowledge and action is illustrated with an example from problem-solving research.
KeywordsKnowledge and action Theory of planned behavior Unconscious thought theory Option-generation framework Problem-solving Acquisition of knowledge Types of knowledge
- How Much Knowledge Is Necessary for Action?
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- Knowledge and Action
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- Knowledge and Space
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- 2. Geographisches Institut, University of Heidelberg
- 3. Department of Geography, University of Jena Department of Geography
- 4. Department of Geography, Heidelberg University Department of Geography
- Joachim Funke (5)
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- 5. Department of Psychology, Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany
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