Thinking and Decision Making

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Thinking and Decision Making
Elliot Villanueva
June, 4, 2012
Stephanie McDowell

Thinking and Decision Making Paper

Logic is one of the nine elements of critical thinking. Logic examines general forms that which arguments may take that which forms are valid and which forms are fallacies. There are two parts to logic, inductive reasoning, and deductive reasoning (Logic, 2012). In comparison, emotion is associated with mood, temperament, personality, and disposition. A related distinction is between the emotion and the results of the emotion, particularly behavior, and emotional expressions (Emotions, 2012).

Emotional thinking is not generally accepted in most workplaces. Major business owners accentuate the importance of rational thinking in the workplace (solving problems, connecting with customers, and think of ways to help the business prosper) (Silberstein, 2012). In most companies, there is a preference to think with brains, not with the heart. On the other hand, it is also important to address workers’ emotional needs to create a safe and positive organization. Logical thinking on the other hand, people seek to leave out emotions, utilizing rational methods, and other tools, if needed to solve the dilemma. The formalization of decisions is the principle of utility, where the value of each option is gaged by determining criteria (Emotion & Decision, 2012). Rational thinking is often compared to logic in the workplace. Emotion is an integral part of logic more than people realize. Logic and emotion can work in a decision making process if one chooses their decisions wisely and rationally.

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