ERIC Number: ED120338
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Choice and Decision Processes and Careers. Information Series No. 7.
Tiedeman, David V.; Miller-Tiedeman, Anna
The state of the art review depicts comprehension of choice and decision making as knowable and demonstrates that something is already known about both processes and how to facilitate their comprehension. The assumption is made that deciding to choose, choosing to decide, deciding in order to choose, and choosing in order to decide must be conceived transactionally. Models of choice and decision are outlined. Choosing to decide must become a structure in which deciding in order to choose becomes subordinated, and, finally, choosing to decide eventually has to be subordinated to deciding to choose. Structures to regularize the discharge of functions in complex systems are considered; the styles and states in which people can be in relation to decision making are explicated; and the way in which induction, reformation, and integration generalize integratively with the macrocosm of hierarchically enlarging understanding of choice development within decision development is determined. A Deliberate Decision-Making Education Program and an Abelian Group Model of the constructed self are described. Career decision making is treated as the sustaining acquisition of career choice and decision-making skills. A bibliography comprised of abstracts located in computer searches of the ERIC collection offers further resources in career decision making, selected for general utility. (Author/AJ)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Career Choice, Comprehension, Decision Making, Decision Making Skills, Developmental Psychology, Intellectual Development, Literature Reviews, Models, Resource Materials, State of the Art Reviews
ERIC Clearinghouse in Career Education, 204 Gabel Hall, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois 60115 ($4.75)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northern Illinois Univ., De Kalb. ERIC Clearinghouse in Career Education.; American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.