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Non-Rational Factors In Decision Making

Non-Rational Factors In Decision Making

Author: Julie Tietz

At the end of this tutorial, the learner will understand that decision making is not an entirely rational process and will be able to name some of the factors that influence it

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Terms to Know
Emotional Bias

A tendency to believe that something which generates a pleasant feeling is “good,” and that something which evokes an unpleasant feeling is “bad.”


In decision making, the influence of emotional factors rather than tangible gains/losses associated with a choice.

Rule of Thumb

An expression, meaning a general estimate, knowing it will not be entirely accurate in all situations.


A factor of an object, idea, choice, etc. which draws additional attention to that item.

Status Symbol

An item which suggests that its owner has a high social status.