Decision Making- Practice

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Which of these is NOT a routine decision?
A. what time to go to bed at night
B. deciding to end a relationship
C. what to have for dinner
D. what to wear to school


Describe the decision-making process STRONG.

S: State the issue. What decisions need to be made? T: Think about your list of options. What’s important? Are there possible alternatives? R: Rate the consequences for each option (HELP). O: Organize your thoughts. Reflect on your values. N: Narrow down the possibilities to one and act on it. G: Go over your decision. Did you achieve the desired outcome? Do you need to make changes?

Describe the key factors in correcting a poor decision.

Stop-Think-Go. Stop and admit that you made a poor decision and don’t cast blame on others. Think about whom you can talk to and discuss options to correct the situation. Go and do your best to correct the problem, which includes leaving the situation if necessary, reporting unsafe situations, and apologizing to those you have hurt.

How can a decision impact others?

Every decision has consequences that affect the person making the decision as well as others involved. These consequences can be immediate or long-lasting. The consequences of decisions can be positive, negative, or a combination of both.

Economic factors in decision making fall under the category of __________.
A. external factors
B. internal factors
C. decision impacts
D. consequence types


One reason poor decisions are often made is because of impulsiveness.


Why are poor decisions made?

Poor decisions are made when people have poor decision-making skills, when they do not consider the consequences of their decisions, when they do not understand all the factors involved in decisions, when they make decisions based on emotion, or when they make decisions impulsively.

When making decisions, you should not worry about how your decision will affect others.


Every decision has consequences.


Describe internal factors of decision making.

Internal factors that affect decision making include attitude, emotions, and ethics. Attitude is how you react when faced with making a decision. It is best to have a positive attitude because it often helps one see more options as well as make decision making easier. Next, decisions can also be made based on how you feel. This emotional decision making can lead to poor decisions or roadblocks and should generally be avoided. The last factor is ethics. Ethics influence the way you live and an ethically motivated person will make decisions based on what they believe is just and fair. Values, goals, and priorities are the foundation upon which wise decisions are made.

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