There is a relationship between an individual’s emotionality and their decision-making. Individual decisions are best understood as the interactions between reason and emotion. When we are calm, slow rational thinking guides our decisions. However, strong emotions place a constraint on clear thinking and impulsivity.
In this assignment select one of the following ways and discuss how this influences decision-making. Use the articles you researched last week in you annotated bibliography to support your position.
- Jumping to conclusions. A worried person is motivated to reduce uncertainty and eliminate the discomfort. The decision is guided by a selective information search, limited consideration of alternatives, and rapid evaluation of data (e.g., the case of conspiracy theory).
How Emotions Affect Decision Making