Om mänskliga beslutsprocesser: Beslutskonflikt, en fråga om värderingar

O Svenson, Ilkka Salo

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How we initially formulate our decision problems may have a strong influence on our decisions and we often take the presented problems and alternatives for granted. When facing difficult decisions it is important to consider things as: ”am I considering the right decision”, ”are there other decisions with other alternatives that are more relevant”, etc. Also when considering a previously made decision, the decision maker ought to question the reasons behind her/his post decision evaluations. In this article decision making is modeled as a process where one decision alternative gradually become differentiated from other alternatives to a degree that makes a decision possible. However, the decision processes do not stop with the decision. The pre-decision phase is followed by a post decision phase characterized by forces working in favor of the previously chosen alternative. Themes with importance for practical decision-making such as selection of alternatives, evaluations, and decision conflicts, are discussed in the article.
Original languageSwedish
Pages (from-to)26-31
JournalNucleus: forskningsnytt från Statens kärnkraftinspektion
Publication statusPublished - 2003

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Psychology

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