Decision-Making FAQs:


Q: Is decision-making regarded as the cognitive process resulting in the selection of a belief or a course of action among several alternative possibilities?

A: Yes.

Q: Is decision-making not due to a lack of logic or reasoning?

A: Yes, but more due to the immaturity of psychosocial capacities that influence decision-making.

Q: Is decision-making limited by available information?

A: Yes, and available time and the mind's information-processing ability.

Q: Is decision-making also published under the label problem solving?

A: Yes, and in particular in European psychological research.

Q: Is decision-making elaborated by Aron Katsenelinboigen?

A: Yes, and the founder of predispositioning theory.

Q: Is decision-making a region of intense study in the fields of systems neuroscience?

A: Yes, and cognitive neuroscience.

Q: Is decision-making the process of identifying and choosing alternatives based on the values?

A: Yes, and preferences and beliefs of the decision-maker.

Q: Is decision-making an important part of all science-based professions?

A: Yes, where specialists apply their knowledge in a given area to make informed decisions.

Q: Is decision-making the result of an interplay between two kinds of cognitive processes: an automatic intuitive system and an effortful rational system?

A: Yes, System 1 is a bottom-up, fast, and implicit system of decision-making, while system 2 is a top-down, slow, and explicit system of decision-making.

Q: Is decision-making the two-alternative forced choice task?

A: Yes, and in which a subject has to choose between two alternatives within a certain time.