Identify the Decision

gathering information, and assessing alternative resolutions

Brainstorm Options

Make a list of all the possible options you would consider.

Weigh the outcomes

step 3 of decision making process

Make and Act on the Decision

To act with decision is to proceed with determination, which might be a natural character trait.


The bouncing back of a wave when it hits a surface through which it cannot pass.

Thoughtful Decision

A decision that will impact your future in a great way.

Healthy Decision

always choose what is going to be good for your health: mental and physical

Everyday Decision

Decisions that affect your daily life.

pros and cons

advantages and disadvantages


The possible results of an experiment


good or useful


bad or harmful


the ideas, beliefs, and attitudes about what is important that help guide the way you live


choice made from among available alternatives

emotional behavior

Driven by anger, aggression, fear, pleasure, and/or contentment.

risky behavior

Any behavior that detrimentally effects health or increases the likelihood of disease, although they typically increase an individual's sense of well-being at the moment

impulsive behavior

Acting on impulse and not thinking things out.

prefontal cortex

Risky or impulsive part of your brain (This is bigger in teens).

limbic system

emotional part of your brain


takes place whenever someone makes a personal decision to use limited

delayed gratification

Waiting for something better.

Instant Gratification

Not waiting for something better


the personal rules that you live by

healthy decision

affects your health

Everyday Decision

won't greatly impact your future

Impulsive decision

Last minute decision, with very little thought.


a decision that will greatly affect your future.


what is the decision being made


What are the options?


List the pros and cons of each possible outcome


Choose what to do


think back on the decision you made. would you make the same one or do something different