This text, written by a philosopher and a social psychologist, emphasizes concrete applications of decision research to problems of everyday living, as well as to business, social, and political issues. The text contains scores of interesting examples and problems for analysis, ranging from personal decisions about medical treatment to Truman's decision to use the atomic bomb.
John D. Mullen is professor of philosophy at Dowling College in Oakdale, New York. He is the author ofKierkegaard's Philosophy: Self Deception and Cowardice in the Present Age.Byron M. Roth is professor of psychology at Dowling College. He has written in the areas of game theory and coalition formation, decision making, and critical thinking.
Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Psychological Hinderances to Effective Decision Making Chapter 3 Evaluating Complex Outcomes Chapter 4 Reasoning About Causes Chapter 5 How to Think About Risk Chapter 6 Risky Decisions With Complex Outcomes Chapter 7 Decision Making Among Rational Competitors Chapter 8 Bargaining and Negotiations Chapter 9 Appendices: Measurement and Utility Chapter 10 Alternative Decision Rules Chapter 11 Mixed Strategies in 2 X 2 Games Chapter 12 Bargaining in Three Person Games