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The Logic of Decision Making

An Introduction to Critical Thinking


Janevive Jean Mechanic

This text, appropriate for either a college course or for the general reader, is a detailed presentation of a nine phase procedure for successful decision making. The sequential process approach is applied to personal and interpersonal problems and to legal and business decision making. Each phase is accompanied by exercises which prompt students or readers to use their new skills in solving their own problems. Examples for discussion are selected from recent newspaper and magazine articles.
Contents: Detailed presentation of a nine phase decision making procedure. Application to personal, interpersonal, legal, and business problems. Diagramming and decision matrices are used to aid in decision making.