Psychology of Decision Making in Legal, Health Care and Science Settings

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Nova Publishers, 2007 - Business & Economics - 267 pages
In a fast-moving world, the necessity of making decisions, and preferably good ones, has become even more difficult. One reason is the variety and number of choices perhaps available which often are not presented or understood. Alternatives are often unclear and complex paths to them confusing and misleading. Thus the process of decision making itself requires analysis on an ongoing basis. Decision making is often made based on cultural factors whereas the best alternative might be quite different. The subject touches ethical aspects as well as psychological considerations. This book presents important research on the psychology of decision making related to law and law enforcement, health care and science.
 

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Contents

PREFACE
vii
APPLICATIONS OF SCIENCEBASED DECISION MAKING MEDICINE ENVIRONMENT AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
1
DECISION MAKING IN THE IOWA GAMBLING TASK
69
DEATH QUALIFICATION AND JURY DECISION MAKING IN CAPITAL TRIALS FROM A SOCIAL DOMINANCE ORIENTATION PERSPECT...
101
If Looks Could Kill Identifying Trial Outcomes of Murder Cases Based on the Appearances of Capital Offenders Shown in BlackandWhite Photogra...
123
Multiple Causes of the SunkCost Effect
141
Effects of Stress Language and Culture on Decisionmaking in the Critical Care Environment
159
Use of the High Performance Development Model in Decision Making
175
THE IMPACT OF NOTETAKING AND JUSTICE VENGEANCE MOTIVES ON JUROR DECISIONMAKING IN A CRIMINAL MURDER TRIAL
185
Development and Application of Feedback Systems to Support Clinical Decision Making in Outpatient Psychotherapy
203
Can Consolidation and Reconsolidation Determine the Dynamics of the Ranking of Memories in DecisionMaking Processes?
219
EXPERTS AND LAYPERSONS DECISION MAKING PROCESSES IN INFORMATIONRICH SETTINGS THE CASE OF HR SELECTION
233
INDEX
249
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