Decision making

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 make a decision is to make up your mind about something. 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

Decisions that will affect your health.

Everyday Decision

Decisions that affect your daily life.

Pro's and Con's

advantages n disadvantages


The possible results of an experiment


good or useful


bad or harmful


something that is held to deserve importance, worth the usefulness of something


a choice made from available alternatives

Emotional behavior

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

Risky behavior

conducts himself in a way that may cause possible injury or loss

Impulsive behavior

Acting on impulse and not thinking things out.

prefrontal 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 to be 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.