This book describes a variety of programs -- firmly based in psychological theory and modern decision analysis -- that are suitable for teaching adolescents how to improve both their own decision making skills and their understanding of the decision making of others. Providing practical advice as well as theoretical analysis, this volume addresses general questions such as the nature and rationale of the enterprise, its implementation, and its evaluation. Relevant to several current adolescent problems including drug abuse, this is an excellent source, either as research, new curriculum, or enrichment of old curriculum.

chapter |6 pages

Why Americans Can't Think Straight*

ByJonathan Baron, Rex V. Brown

chapter 1|12 pages


ByJonathan Baron, Rex V. Brown

chapter 2|41 pages

Teaching Decision Making to Adolescents: A Critical Review

ByRuth Beyth-Marom, Baruch Fischoff, Marilyn Jacobs Quadrel, Lita Furby

chapter 3|18 pages

The GOFER Course in Decision Making

ByLeon Mann, Ros Harmoni, Colin Power

chapter 4|16 pages

Thinking and Decision Making

ByMarilyn Jager Adams, Carl E. Feehrer

chapter 6|24 pages

Evaluation of an Intermediate Level Decision Analysis Course

ByKathryn Blackmond Laskey, Vincent N. Campbell

chapter 7|13 pages

Teaching Decision Making in the City: Two Experiences

ByGreer Graumlich, Jonathan Baron

chapter 8|24 pages

Teaching the Foundations of Social Decision Making and Problem Solving in the Elementary School

ByMaurice J. Elias, Leslie R. Branden-Muller, Michael A. Sayette

chapter 9|22 pages

Teaching Decision-Making Skills to Student Nurses

ByJames Shanteau, Margaret Grier, Joyce Johnson, Eta Berner

chapter 10|29 pages

Analog Devices for Teaching Decision Skills to Adolescents

ByAnne W. Martin, Rex V. Brown

chapter |2 pages

Editors' Preface to Chapter 12

ByJonathan Baron, Rex V. Brown

chapter 12|24 pages

Normative Decision Making

ByJohn A. Swets

chapter 13|11 pages

Institutional Strategy for Teaching Decision Making in Schools

ByVincent N. Campbell, Kathryn B. Laskey

chapter 14|19 pages

Metaphors for Effective Thinking

ByDaniel D. Wheeler