The following report focuses on the automated and controlled processing of the decision making among the humans.

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The following report focuses on the automated and controlled processing of the decision making among the humans. The report then analyses whether the decisions made are actually rational decisions. The first example in the report is the automated decision making process where an individual is capable of taking their decisions without taking help of the others or without any kind of involvement of the humans other than the individual. The example in this case is the decision of the career choice of the person, where the individual has to decide which subjects to take into consideration. The next example is the controlled decision where the person needs to control the feelings and thinking processes. The example that have been used in the following case is the learning of driving or simply driving a car that requires stable mind and clear observation of various factors such as traffic, roads and so on. 

After graduating from college, I was stationed at Ft. Eustis, Virginia. I would drive home to Carlisle, Pennsylvania, after a long week at work. I made this drive several times, and I remember one year going home for Christmas. I got in the car, and then 270 miles later, I was pulling into my parent''s driveway. I could remember leaving Ft. Eustis and turning into my parent''s driveway, but I couldn''t remember anything else about that drive. Obviously, I made many decisions on autopilot that day. 

Have you had any similar experiences? 

Think of all the decisions, both large and small, that you make during the course of a regular day. How many of these decisions do you make automatically? How many require more conscious thought processes? Many decisions people make are automatic and require little thought. One may question whether these decisions are rational. Consider the insights you gained reading this week’s resource regarding automatic and controlled thought processes, as well as the four criteria for rational choice. How does rational choice play into both automatic and controlled decision-making processes? 

Post by Day 4: 

Identify TWO decisions you have made in the past: one that you made automatically and another for which you used controlled thinking. 

For each of these decisions, use the four criteria of rational choice to evaluate whether or not you made a rational decision.                  

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