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The Daily Decision-09-Prescriptive Decision Making

The Daily Decision-09-Prescriptive Decision Making

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Today is the ninth episode of The Daily Decision

In the last episode, we learned that descriptive descriptive making theories catalog actual decisions and tendencies towards either productive or nonproductive decisions.

Are we stuck with our bad decisions?

Prescriptive decision-making theories act like the bridge between normative (perfect) decisions and descriptive (actual) decisions.

If we have information about what could have been the best decision in a certain circumstance, we can use it for the next time we are in a similar situation.

Think of baseball players. Batters can make mistakes when reading a pitch. But with more information and examining and comparing the perfect decision that would lead to a hit versus the actual decision that led to a strike out, batters can improve their odds or improving their decisions … next time.

 As always, Happy Deciding.

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The Daily Decision-08-Descriptive Decision Making

The Daily Decision-08-Descriptive Decision Making

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Today is the eighth episode of The Daily Decision

In the last episode, we learned that normative descriptive making theories assume that a perfect person can make perfect decisions.

But reality is different.

Which is why we have Descriptive Decision-Making Theories

That capture actual decisions people make and the types of decisions, right or wrong, that people tend to make.

For example, why do people in their dating preferences often choose people who counter their best instincts even when they know the better decisions?

Why do people use harmful drugs (legal and illegal) even when  they know they are harmful?

If we can’t be perfect decision makers, can we at least improve our decision making?

As always, Happy Deciding.

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The Daily Decision-07-Normative Decision Making

The Daily Decision-07-Normative Decision Making

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Today is the seventh episode of The Daily Decision

In the last episode, we learned that theories help explain phenomenon and they can be tested.

We learned that decision making has three theories

  1. Normative
  2. Descriptive
  3. Prescriptive

Normative decision making assumes that a person is perfectly rational and a person who is able to measure with perfect accuracy any decision.

This assumes that a person has the time, money, energy, and mental faculties (think sleep) to make a perfect decision.

If you’re asking yourself why have such a theory if it’s impossible to make a perfect decision, it’s because by theorizing a perfect decision, we can begin to compare them to actual decisions.

As always, Happy Deciding.

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The Daily Decision-06-Decision Making Theories

The Daily Decision-06-Decision Making Theories

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Today is the sixth episode of The Daily Decision

A theory is like a story. It helps think through a complex set of events in a coherent manner.

A theory is an explanation for phenomena (the singular in phenomenon). And theories must be tested. For example,

her teaching method is based on the theory that all children want to learn

 Within decision making there are three theories or ways to think about decision making

  1. Normative
  2. Descriptive
  3. Prescriptive

Normative is like “normal” but in this case normative is the best decision possible given all the time, money, and energy in the world.

Descriptive like it sounds describes all decisions, good and bad.

Prescriptive, like getting a prescription, is the idea that you can improve your decision making with intervention.

As always, Happy Deciding.

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The Daily Decision-05-Decision Making Potpourri

The Daily Decision-05-Decision Making Potpourri

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Today is the fifth episode of The Daily Decision

Academically just like life decision making is a blend of many disciplines.

Decision making draws from the fields of economics, behavioral economics, psychology, cognitive science, philosophy, law, political science, medicine, public policy, consumer behavior, and business.

It is a virtual potpourri, BIB-im-BAP, stone soup,

In each field, researchers examine either psychological, behavioral, or social conditions under which decisions are made.

For example, if we have a deadline there is a psychological pressure to make a decision. When we walk into our favorite grocery store, we often follow the same path around the store to look for our items. When we work with others we may exhibit more or less cooperative behavior depending on the situation.

As always, Happy Deciding.

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The Daily Decision-04-Decision Making Styles

The Daily Decision-04-Decision Making Styles

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Today is the fourth episode of The Daily Decision

Like fashion, it is helpful to think of styles when it comes to learning and decision making.

How people learn and

How people make decisions

can differ

Learning styles include:

  1. Visual
  2. Auditory
  3. Reading
  4. Kinesthetic

Decision making styles include:

  1. Directive
  2. Analytical
  3. Conceptual
  4. Behavioral

Styles are tendencies. Just as you may never get caught outside without wearing heels or wing-tipped shoes, you do wear pajamas.

Just because you tend want structure in your life as a directive decision making, you may be very attuned to making sure that people get along in group situations, appreciate analyzing data, and being creative in your problem solving.

As always, Happy Deciding.

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People Behind the PhDs 02: Dr. Rachel Kraut: Online Language Learning 3-3

People Behind the PhDs 07: Dr. Rachel Kraut: Online Language Learning 3-3

Dr. Rachel Kraut serves as the Associate Director of Language Programs at Rice University in Houston, Texas  She studies language program administration, language teacher training, program evaluation, language assessment, and online language learning.

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Bio

Dr. Rachel Kraut is an Associate Director of the Language Programs at the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies at Rice University. She works both as part of the administrative team of the Intensive English Program and as leader of the new language programs online initiative. She also serves as a volunteer peer reviewer for the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA), incoming chair on TESOL International’s Professional Development council, and as Conference Program Chair on the TexTESOL IV Board.

Beyond language program management, Rachel has also worked as a consultant in language teacher professional development for public school districts, a content developer, an ESL instructor, an adjunct professor of TESOL, and a teacher trainer.

Her research interests lie in language program administration, language teacher training, program evaluation, language assessment, and online language learning.

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About Dr. Z Podcasts

The mission of Dr. Z Podcasts is to find, record, and share stories about humans engaged in one of the 6As* of life.

*6As = athletics, adventure, academics, art, advocacy, human algorithm. The 6As is the name of the book I am writing and the foundation for Dr. Z Podcasts.

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About Dr. Z

Thanks for visiting my site. My name is Zachary Brooks, the “Z” behind “Dr. Z.” Enjoy the content and please send me questions and comments. *I earned a doctorate in Second Language Acquisition with concentrations in cognitive science and management from the University of Arizona.

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Organ Oracles 10: Nelson Freytes, The Power of a Mother’s Love (USA) 3-3

Organ Oracles 10: Nelson Freytes, The Power of a Mother’s Love (USA) 3-3

As the founder of Transplant Café and Transplant News, Nelson Freytes‘ introduction to transplantation was sudden and unexpected. After waking up one day he was rushed to a Southern California hospital where he was refused admission before transferred to the hospital where he would wake up a liver transplant recipient. While Nelson was in and out of consciousness for days, his Mom was completing the heroic task of getting Nelson on list for new liver. The power of a mother’s Love was has never been more clear than in Nelson’s story.

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Organ Oracles

Each Organ Oracles podcast consists of inspirational stories of people who have had life-saving organ transplants and their achievements after their life-altering moments.

Season 1 Organ Oracles
Organ Oracles Interviewees

 

Season 1 Schedule (more episodes to be added)

DateStory
April 1, 2019OO-01StephenJarvis1-3
April 8, 2019OO-02TatianaNarvaez1-3
April 15, 2019OO-03ElmarSprink1-3
April 22, 2019OO--04HollyMiyagawa1-3
April 29, 2019OO-05LloydTucker1-3
May 6, 2019OO-06LiamBarnett1-3
May 13, 2019OO--07AlexandreHumeau1-3
May 20, 2019OO-08TamarynStevens1-3
May 27, 2019OO-09SteveDonaldson1-3
June 3, 2019OO--10NelsonFreytes1-3
June 10, 2019OO--11TimHartman1-3
June 17, 2019OO--12ErikaKaiser1-3
June 24, 2019OO--13DeanArnolds1-3
June 25, 2019OO--14AndersBillström1-3

About Dr. Z Podcasts

The mission of Dr. Z Podcasts is to find, record, and share stories about humans engaged in one of the 6As* of life.

*6As = athletics, adventure, academics, art, advocacy, human algorithm. The 6As is the name of the book I am writing and the foundation for Dr. Z Podcasts.

Dr. Z Podcasts Newsletter Signup!

About Dr. Z

Thanks for visiting my site. My name is Zachary Brooks, the “Z” behind “Dr. Z.” Enjoy the content and please send me questions and comments. *I earned a doctorate in Second Language Acquisition with concentrations in cognitive science and management from the University of Arizona.

Check out podcasts on:

Bilingual Decision Making

  • In the Bilingual Decision Making podcasts, Dr. Z returns to his dissertation topic to explore and share research on how one’s language and culture affect decision making.

People Behind the PhDs

  • Science is driven by people which is why in People Behind the PhDs, Dr. Z interviews the people who have PhDs, their journey to earning PhDs, and their scientific and social research.

Win or Learn

  • Not accomplishing goals is a big part of life which creates opportunities for learning. In Win or Learn, we interview the people given an opportunity to learn after not achieving a goal.

About-ish.

  • Since I’m doing a podcast, I might as well make an “about” section with a Podcast.I call it “About-ish” which is about me, more or less.

Human Algorithm

  • Humans have it within them to change their own lives and lives of millions of others. Doubt it? Think of every advance in human history and you will realize the power of human algorithms.

Daily Decision

  • In The Daily Decision, Dr. Z delivers you a one-minute podcast on one decision making topic because you want to make better decisions.

Leaders on the Line

  • In Leaders on the Line, we explore technical problems and adaptive challenges various leaders face in business and politics. Every show has a theme such as “success,” “team,” or “strategy” in which Dr. Z and a guest do a deep dive into case studies to uncover gold.
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Organ Oracles 10: Nelson Freytes, Kicked out a hospital (USA) 2-3

Organ Oracles 10: Nelson Freytes, Kicked out a hospital (USA) 2-3

As the founder of Transplant Café and Transplant News, Nelson Freytes‘ introduction to transplantation was sudden and unexpected. After waking up one day he was rushed to a Southern California hospital where he was refused admission before transferred to the hospital where he would wake up a liver transplant recipient. While Nelson was in and out of consciousness for days, his Mom was completing the heroic task of getting Nelson on list for new liver. The power of a mother’s Love was has never been more clear than in Nelson’s story.

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Organ Oracles

Each Organ Oracles podcast consists of inspirational stories of people who have had life-saving organ transplants and their achievements after their life-altering moments.

Season 1 Organ Oracles
Organ Oracles Interviewees

 

Season 1 Schedule (more episodes to be added)

DateStory
April 1, 2019OO-01StephenJarvis1-3
April 8, 2019OO-02TatianaNarvaez1-3
April 15, 2019OO-03ElmarSprink1-3
April 22, 2019OO--04HollyMiyagawa1-3
April 29, 2019OO-05LloydTucker1-3
May 6, 2019OO-06LiamBarnett1-3
May 13, 2019OO--07AlexandreHumeau1-3
May 20, 2019OO-08TamarynStevens1-3
May 27, 2019OO-09SteveDonaldson1-3
June 3, 2019OO--10NelsonFreytes1-3
June 10, 2019OO--11TimHartman1-3
June 17, 2019OO--12ErikaKaiser1-3
June 24, 2019OO--13DeanArnolds1-3
June 25, 2019OO--14AndersBillström1-3

About Dr. Z Podcasts

The mission of Dr. Z Podcasts is to find, record, and share stories about humans engaged in one of the 6As* of life.

*6As = athletics, adventure, academics, art, advocacy, human algorithm. The 6As is the name of the book I am writing and the foundation for Dr. Z Podcasts.

Dr. Z Podcasts Newsletter Signup!

About Dr. Z

Thanks for visiting my site. My name is Zachary Brooks, the “Z” behind “Dr. Z.” Enjoy the content and please send me questions and comments. *I earned a doctorate in Second Language Acquisition with concentrations in cognitive science and management from the University of Arizona.

Check out podcasts on:

Bilingual Decision Making

  • In the Bilingual Decision Making podcasts, Dr. Z returns to his dissertation topic to explore and share research on how one’s language and culture affect decision making.

People Behind the PhDs

  • Science is driven by people which is why in People Behind the PhDs, Dr. Z interviews the people who have PhDs, their journey to earning PhDs, and their scientific and social research.

Win or Learn

  • Not accomplishing goals is a big part of life which creates opportunities for learning. In Win or Learn, we interview the people given an opportunity to learn after not achieving a goal.

About-ish.

  • Since I’m doing a podcast, I might as well make an “about” section with a Podcast.I call it “About-ish” which is about me, more or less.

Human Algorithm

  • Humans have it within them to change their own lives and lives of millions of others. Doubt it? Think of every advance in human history and you will realize the power of human algorithms.

Daily Decision

  • In The Daily Decision, Dr. Z delivers you a one-minute podcast on one decision making topic because you want to make better decisions.

Leaders on the Line

  • In Leaders on the Line, we explore technical problems and adaptive challenges various leaders face in business and politics. Every show has a theme such as “success,” “team,” or “strategy” in which Dr. Z and a guest do a deep dive into case studies to uncover gold.
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Organ Oracles 07: Alexandre Humeau, Transplant Athlete (France) 3-3

Organ Oracles 07: Alexandre Humeau, Transplant Athlete (France)

Few people have liver transplants at birth. Of those who do, a select group find it within themselves to pursue their dreams. Alexandre Humeau is one of the select few. Whether it is finding a way to defend his country, competing in a desert race in Africa, raising money for charity, or completing in the World Transplant Games, Alexandre makes no excuses and lives well.

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Peu de personnes ont une greffe du foie lorsqu’ils sont enfants. Parmi ceux qui le sont, certains cherchent en eux l’énergie de poursuivre leurs rêves. Alexandre Humeau est l’un des rares élus. Qu’il s’agisse de trouver un moyen de servir son pays, de participer à une course dans le désert en Afrique, de récolter des fonds pour des associations caritatives ou de participer aux Jeux mondiaux des greffés, Alexandre ne se cherche pas d’excuses et vit pleinement.

Bonjour Bonjour – Ici Zach Brook et ce Podcast s’appelle histoire d’organes. C’est bien ca, Histoire d’organe. 1 H et un O pour former l’abreviation HO comme dans “Oh mon Dieu” ou “HO” c’est incroyable

More information about Alexandre’s life story can be found here

Organ Oracles

Each Organ Oracles podcast consists of inspirational stories of people who have had life-saving organ transplants and their achievements after their life-altering moments.

Season 1 Organ Oracles
Organ Oracles Interviewees

 

Season 1 Schedule (more episodes to be added)

About Dr. Z Podcasts

The mission of Dr. Z Podcasts is to find, record, and share stories about humans engaged in one of the 6As* of life.

*6As = athletics, adventure, academics, art, advocacy, human algorithm. The 6As is the name of the book I am writing and the foundation for Dr. Z Podcasts.

Dr. Z Podcasts Newsletter Signup!

About Dr. Z

Thanks for visiting my site. My name is Zachary Brooks, the “Z” behind “Dr. Z.” Enjoy the content and please send me questions and comments. *I earned a doctorate in Second Language Acquisition with concentrations in cognitive science and management from the University of Arizona.

Check out podcasts on:

Bilingual Decision Making

  • In the Bilingual Decision Making podcasts, Dr. Z returns to his dissertation topic to explore and share research on how one’s language and culture affect decision making.

People Behind the PhDs

  • Science is driven by people which is why in People Behind the PhDs, Dr. Z interviews the people who have PhDs, their journey to earning PhDs, and their scientific and social research.

Win or Learn

  • Not accomplishing goals is a big part of life which creates opportunities for learning. In Win or Learn, we interview the people given an opportunity to learn after not achieving a goal.

About-ish.

  • Since I’m doing a podcast, I might as well make an “about” section with a Podcast.I call it “About-ish” which is about me, more or less.

Human Algorithm

  • Humans have it within them to change their own lives and lives of millions of others. Doubt it? Think of every advance in human history and you will realize the power of human algorithms.

Daily Decision

  • In The Daily Decision, Dr. Z delivers you a one-minute podcast on one decision making topic because you want to make better decisions.

Leaders on the Line

  • In Leaders on the Line, we explore technical problems and adaptive challenges various leaders face in business and politics. Every show has a theme such as “success,” “team,” or “strategy” in which Dr. Z and a guest do a deep dive into case studies to uncover gold.
Dr. Z Zachary S Brooks
Dr. Z Zachary S Brooks

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