Presentation on theme: "PSY 300-U Psychology of Personal Decision-Making."— Presentation transcript:
PSY 300-U Psychology of Personal Decision-Making
Agenda ◦Soak in some TED – Malcolm Gladwell “Spaghetti Sauce” ◦What makes a good decision? Bad? ◦Syllabus ◦Q&A ◦Brief (very) Intro
What makes a good/bad decision? Pair up Specific examples of making good decisions? Bad decisions? Aside from compulsion and/or drugs what were each characterized by?
Brief intro.63 correlation of decision process used with meeting US government objectives Decision processes can be learned! ◦Trained in more likely to decide rationally Training gap exists between knowledge and practice. ◦Declarative vs. YOUR LIFE
Your decision radar You’ll pick up on: ◦Noticing when decision situations are present ◦When you are becoming irrational with your thoughts ◦When you’re being a little uncreative ◦Information overload in decision problems and what to do ◦Bad logic recognition
Your decision radar So you’ll be able to: ◦Become more rational with your thoughts ◦Think of ways to be a little more creative ◦Handle information overload in decision problems and what to do ◦Turn bad logic into sound logic to make better decisions.