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Editorial - Journal of Mental Health and Aging (2017) Volume 1, Issue 1

Decision making: the science behind it

Santa Misra*

Department of Psychology, Utkal University, India

Corresponding Author:
Santa Misra
Utkal Universit,y India
E-mail: [email protected]

Accepted date: October 16, 2017

In our life leading process decision making (DM) and the science behind the DM is considered to be the building block of all our achievements. What we were, what we are and what we will be, all are the outcome of our decisions. So the science behind each decision needs exploration. The following questions thus come to mind: why people differ in their decisions? What is the Neuro-exploration & Neuro-management of decision making perspectives of the organism? Is there any effect of psycho-social or socio-cultural components in decision making style? How to choose in tough situations where stakes are high, and there are multiple conflicting objectives? How should we plan? Why do projects often take longer and cost more than planned? How can we deal with risks and uncertainties involved in a decision? How can we create options that are better than the ones originally available? How can we become better decision makers? What resources will be invested in decision - making? What are the potential responses to a particular problem or opportunity? Who will make this decision? Every prospective action has strengths and weaknesses; how should they be evaluated? How will they decide? Which of the things that could happen would happen? The decision has been made. How can we ensure it will be carried out? Study of decision-making is an important step to provide sound foundation for all these analysis of life leading perspectives [1,2].

Questions also include; how to choose in tough situations where stakes are high and there are multiple conflicting objectives? How should we plan? How can we deal with risks and uncertainties involved in a decision? How can we create options that are better than ones originally available? How can we become better decision makers? What resources will be invested in decision - making? What are the potential responses to a particular problem or opportunity? Who will make this decision? Every prospective action has strengths and weaknesses; how should they be evaluated? How will they decide? Which of the things that could happen would happen? How can we ensure decision will be carried out? These questions are crucial for understanding complex human behaviors [3].

It needs engineering and re-engineering of the thought processes. The trend, we are going to attain, is not soliciting the right choice. Now time reached to choose what is bad and what is good/what is right and what is wrong, in the true sense of the term. To decide what is good and what is bad has been explored and also to be explored. It has been explained by scientists, philosophers, social scientists from the time immemorial. The present advancement of science is also high lighting the fact on neuro scientific importance of spirituality which can act as the base of life leading processes of human beings. Hence now it is essential to think about our thinking and as such to take decisions accordingly in an acceptable manner for the betterment of our own self and for the betterment of society at large [4].

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