Human decision making is one of the most vulnerable behaviours. It is under continuous threat from a myriad of psychological phenomena throughout the process. Understanding, and learning how to safeguard, your decision making is one of the most worthwhile investments.

Decision making is an invaluable skill for career and life

 

Our Decision-making expert has taught this course in universities, including for 10 years at Goldsmiths, University of London.

 

Who is this course /training for

  • How do we make decisions e.g., to like or dislike someone, to vote for or against a candidate, to sentence a defendant, to study one subject as opposed to another?
  • To what extent are our decisions free of influences? How are our decisions influenced in the short – and long term?
    How much conscious and unconscious control do we have over our own decisions?
  • Can we ‘intervene’ to change our decisions before we take them, and if yes, at what stage and how?
    What factors – internal (of the Self) and external (e.g., persuasion/manipulations, media) – influence our decisions?
  • How reliable is our memory and can we alter the truth? To what extent can we detect lies?
    How does attention affect our decisions?
    How can we free our decisions from internal (of the Self) influences?
  • How can we free our decisions from external influences?

If answers to these questions are of interest to you, then this course is for you.

Book this interactive intensive one-day course to explore one of the most important behaviours for all people. We will address the fascinating process of decision making through the lens of the latest findings in psychology, neuroscience, and genetics.

During this course you will also be introduced to:

  • How our beliefs about human behaviour, such as memory, attention and lie detection interfere with our decision making.
    How our personality, genetic make-up, etc. (the ‘who we are’), interfere with decisions others take about us.
  • How the effect of external influences on us changes over time and with new knowledge.
    How to free your decision making from influences that you are unaware of (e.g., subconscious biases).
  • How to free your decision making from influences that you are aware of (e.g., racial biases, appearance biases).

 

A solid investment: why investing in decision making is important?

 

Decision making is among the behaviours we use the most, with consequences for ourselves and (often) others. Good decision-making is also a prerequisite to being a good judge or a good leader. However, as decision making is a complex process that is not possible to understand without much study, taking a reliable course is essential for gaining usable and reliable knowledge. This means that investment in improving decision making is essential and with lifelong advantages for you and others.

 

How do I become a good decision maker?

To become a good decision maker, one needs to understand: human mind processes relevant to decision making; realities and weaknesses/glitches of the human mind; how these realities and weaknesses accommodate influences; how to outsmart these weaknesses; how internal (of the Self) influences, and external (persuasion, manipulations etc.) psychological factors affect decisions. This course will give you the foundations and the tools needed to gain greater control over your decision making – to become a more effective decision-maker by learning how to recognise and address unwanted influences on your decisions.

Fees

Start from £1925 for group bookings.

For 1:1 prices, please email us.

 

Tutor information:

Dr Fatos Selita

This course is directed by Dr Fatos Selita, an English Barrister and a New York State Attorney with a PhD in Psychology, and training in Genetics and other fields. He has more than 12 years of experience in lecturing and delivering training internationally, including training the judiciary in related areas. His expertise includes persuasion, public speaking and psychology of the legal process; he has taught for over 12 years in several Universities a number of related courses, such as Public Speaking, Speech Writing, Psychology and Law and other courses, including at Goldsmiths, University of London. He is also co-author of Oedipus Rex in the Genomic Era: Human Behaviour, Law and Society.

Contact us to discuss the best training options for you.

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