Difficult Decisions are Easier if Focus is on End Goal

Jeff Sossamon, sossamonj@missouri.edu, 573-882-3346
News Source: 
MU News Bureau
Departments: 
Philosophy

COLUMBIA, Mo. – When making difficult decisions, people tend to become preoccupied with the many factors that make up the choice, often prolonging the time it takes to come to a conclusion. Now, aUniversity of Missouri researcher explains how individuals can make complex deliberations efficiently by ignoring past decisions or events that are irrelevant and by focusing on the consequences of their decisions and end goals. Doing so, he argues, can help decision-makers come to efficient and meaningful conclusions.

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