Vocabulary

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.

Reflection

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

Outcomes

The possible results of an experiment

positive

good or useful

negative

bad or harmful

Values

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

decision

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

choice

takes place whenever someone makes a personal decision to use limited

delayed gratification

Waiting for something better.

Instant Gratification

Not waiting for something better

Values

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.

thoughtful

a decision that will greatly affect your future.

identity

what is the decision being made

brainstorm

What are the options?

alternatives

List the pros and cons of each possible outcome

decision

Choose what to do

reflect

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