Decision making can be regarded as the mental progression resulting in the choice of a path of action among some alternative scenarios. Every decision making process produce a final choice. The output can be an action or an opinion of choice. Decision making is one of the basic cognitive processes of human behaviors by which a preferred option or a course of actions is chosen from among a set of alternatives based on certain criteria. Everyday, people are inundated with decisions, big or small. Understanding how people arrive at their choices is an area of cognitive psychology. The sample size obtained from the study was 364 Muslims including both males and females from Bengaluru, Karnataka, using Interview schedule. The findings concluded that Females take much longer in taking a decision and reflect and regret more on the consequences of their decisions as compared to the males.
Decision making, cognitive processes, human behaviors, mental progression.
Indelah Khan; A. K. Kapoor, Cognitive Dynamics in Decision Making Among a Population Group of South-West India, HCTL Open International Journal of Technology Innovations and Research (IJTIR), Volume 15, May 2015, eISSN: 2321-1814, ISBN (Print): 978-1-62951-974-6.