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• how choice can be expanded?

Typical planning issues in the personal domain are decisions about education, health practices and careers. While these decisions usually are thought to entail the rights of individuals to make their own commitments, the impact of these choices on family and friends is considerable. Such decisions are based on personal goals, aspirations, expectations, and interpretations of the future that are heavily influenced by family and peers (Berke, 1991). The family may serve as a laboratory in decision making for its members, especially adolescents (Brown & Mann, 1990).