Chapter 6 Decision Making and Problem Solving: Enter Consciousness, Stage Left

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Decision Making and Problem Solving: Enter Consciousness, Stage Left

most of the processes I’ve introduced so far, like attentional shifts and associating words with their meanings, occur automatically, even if they’re influenced by consciousness. In contrast, this chapter focuses on the very deliberate and conscious process of decision making and problem solving. Relative to other processes, this is the one that you’re the most aware of and in control of. Right now as you are reading this, you’re aware that you’re thinking about thinking and decision making.

In this chapter we will focus on how we, as decision makers, define where we are now and ...

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