Involuntary: a learned Pattern of acting thinking or feeling. Voluntary: The decision is made after the individual has analyzed the situation, end goals and people involved. Example: I someone yells at you then you move backward this is and Involuntary movement. Types of Decision
Many of our involuntary actions are reflexes and habits that have been learned and they don’t use much brain power. Most of the time there are Hidden Persuasion lurking everywhere.
Types of Hidden Persuasion Visual Stimuli. Accelerated Speech. Embedded images in print. Suggestions that aren't seen at first glance. Involuntary Thinking
Is more difficult and needs more brain power. Must take time to examine all available information. Is active participation in decision making Voluntary Thinking
Can be influenced by Credible source. Authority Figure Peers Group thinking Interpersonal needs Voluntary Decision
Credible Sources: those who we trust, those that have status, or are well versed in the topic, ones we look up to for guidance. Authority Figures: we turn to them in critical times to make a decision. Peer Influence: when your decisions have been influenced by those that you identify yourself with.
Group Think :Is a style of decision making when the thinking of the group is so dominating that it overrides your won ideas. ( seeks to achieve harmony between members of the group). Many minds one though
Need for Affection Need for Inclusion Need for Control Group decisions are based o three factors.
Many of our decisions are made based on Risk factor. If probability of our decision ending badly is high then we don’t go through with the decision. If the probability of our decision succeeding is high the we will follow through. Degree of probability is based on Time, Place, Occasion and the People involved. Bad Critical thinker too big a risk
A good critical thinker examines all options and outcomes of their decisions but not only that but they analyze the process of making the decision as well to determine the success of that decision.