Lecture 3: Decisions
The reason why it took psychology to be accepted as a science is because; humanity
believed that humans were spiritual. This brought upon the issue of free will
To what extent are we in control of the decisions that we make?
Our decisions are based on reason, and rationality.
Rational Choice Theory :maximizing benefits, minimizing cost
Ration Choice theory: we will have some sort of mental computation
Moral compass: You should make decisions that can reduce the amount of suffering
Religions give you a set of ethics.
The notion of law: we don’t make decisions, our conscious make sense of it later on.
Algorithm: a formula-deterministic/concrete.
Heuristic: is a rough rule that sometimes produces a rough answer. Human rely on
heretics that influence our dec