[Decision making]

Koukolík, František

subjects: medicine, medicine – neuropsychology

e-book, 1. edition
published: august 2016
ISBN: 978-80-246-3383-1
e-book formats PDF, epub, mobi
recommended price: 200 czk



We make many different decisions: aesthetic, economic, legal, moral, political, tactical and strategic, social and religious. We make decisions in uncertain situations. We must make decisions in almost every conscious moment of our lives.
All decisions have their causes and consequences, which we often do not know, do not understand or interpret wrongly We often have to bear external as well as internal consequences of our decisions, which could be quite simple as well as fatal for the rest of our lives. Our lives as well as the lives of several or even many other people may somehow depend on them.
Decision making is studied by a diversified theory based on evolutionary biology, psychology, economy, neuroscience and philosophy. This offers the benefit of employing different methods to monitor what "goes through people’s heads” during different types of decision making.
This book is based on approximately one thousand current scholarly works and articles published in prestigious journals focusing on this issue.