cognitive process resulting in choosing a course of action among several alternative possibilities
Decision making is the mental process that leads to the selection of an action among several alternatives. Every decision making process produces a final choice. The output can be an action or an opinion.
There is a growing awareness that people often make good decisions rapidly without knowing how they do it. This runs against the older rational decision-making ideas.
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- ↑ Klein G. 1998. Sources of power: how people make decisions. MIT Press. ISBN 978-0-262-61146-6
- ↑ Gladwell, Malcolm 2005. Blink: the power of thinking without thinking. Little, Brown: New York. ISBN 0-316-05790-8
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- Emotional and Decision Making Lab, Carnegie Mellon, EDM Lab Archived 2005-04-05 at the Wayback Machine
- The de Borda Institute - Emerson, P J. Beyond the Tyranny of the Majority, a comparison of the more common voting procedures used in both decision making and elections.
- Decision Analysis in Health Care Archived 2006-12-12 at the Wayback Machine - An online course from George Mason University providing free lectures and tools for decision making in health care.
- DecideBetter! - An online resource to help make better decisions in your everyday lives.