The thought process of selecting a logical choice from the available options. When trying to make a good decision, a person must weight the positives and negatives of each option, and consider all the alternatives. For effective decision making, a person must be able to forecast the outcome of each option as well, and based on all these items, determine which option is the best for that particular situation. process of selecting a logical choice from the available options. When trying to make a good decision, a person must weight the positives and negatives of each option, and consider all the alternatives. For effective decision making, a person must be able to forecast the outcome of each option as well, and based on all these items, determine which option is the best for that particular situation.

Do you hate making decisions? Does the ability of others to make snap decisions really frustrate you? This free course will help you understand some of the processes involved in decision making. Attention to the psychology of decision making and the social context in which decisions are made can improve your understanding of others and yourself.

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • have greater insight into decision-making processes
  • use that insight to make more effective decisions
  • possess a range of different perspectives on what counts as an ‘effective’ decision
  • be better equipped to understand and influence the decision-making processes of other individuals and groups
  • understand better how people perceive and decide about risk.

Course Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
Getting started FREE 00:04:00
Learning outcomes FREE 00:04:00
Section 2: Making Decisions
Understanding your own approach FREE 00:07:00
The rational-economic perspective and its problems FREE 00:05:00
Section 3: Perspectives of decision making
A psychological perspective 00:10:00
Sociological perspectives FREE 00:07:00
Section 4: Risk and decision making
Making a difference to decision making FREE 00:10:00
Conclusion FREE 00:05:00
Quiz 00:10:00

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