Dietrich Dörner

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Prof. Dr. Dietrich Dörner (born 1938 in Berlin) is emeritus professor for General and Theoretical Psychology at the Institute of Theoretical Psychology at the Otto-Friedrich University in Bamberg, Germany.

In 1986, he received the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, which is the highest honour awarded in German research.[citation needed]

Famous publications are The Logic of Failure (reviewed at [1]) (ISBN 0201479486, 1996, Perseus Publishing) and Bauplan für eine Seele (ISBN 3499611937, 2001, lit.: Blueprint for a Soul, available only in German). His 2002 book was Die Mechanik des Seelenwagens (ISBN 3-456-83814-X).

The cognitive architecture Psi-Theory is developed under his guidance.

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