High-Quality Decision Making
Choosing a career path, making a career decision, or deciding on a college major - all are critical decisions. They demand high-quality decision making.
Scientific studies show that there are four essential steps you will want to follow. They are abbreviated ACIP, like “a sip” of tea!
for Alternatives. When
making an important decision, look at all your choices.
Ask yourself, "Are there any other ways I can solve
this problem? Ways that I haven't thought of?"
Once you have narrowed down your choices to those that
look best, weigh the pros and cons of each.
Search for new information about each option you are
P means Plans.
Make detailed plans for (a) how you will carry out
your decision, and (b) what you will do if one of the
negative consequences that you thought of under "C" occurs.
of the ideas in this section are drawn from the extensive
research of the internationally known and respected psychologists, Irving
L. Janis and Leon Mann.