This 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.
This course covers a few key topics that will help you to think in broad ways about how you and others take decisions; we shall also introduce you to some themes in social science which have direct relevance to managerial decision making. The approach of this course is descriptive: rather than prescribing how you should make decisions we look at frameworks that will help you to understand how decisions are actually made. We aim to help you to develop greater insight into both your own decision-making processes and those of others.
Course learning outcomes
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.
|Section 1: Making decisions|
|Section 2: Understanding your own approach|
|Different approaches to decision making||00:20:00|
|Section 3: The rational-economic perspective and its problems|
|Section 4: A psychological perspective|
|Framing the problem||00:10:00|
|Deciding: problems of judgment||00:10:00|
|Section 5: A sociological perspective|
|The pursuit of legitimacy||00:10:00|
|Social pressures which affect our decision making||00:10:00|
|A way of dealing with social pressures: decoupling||00:10:00|
|Section 6: Risk and decision making|
|The psychology of risk||00:05:00|
|The social construction of quantifiable risk||00:20:00|
|Section 7: Making a difference to decision making|
|Avoiding decision traps||00:05:00|
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