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Choosing for yourself : a pragmatic framework for developing competence in young people’s personal decision-making.

Newton, D.P. (2017) 'Choosing for yourself : a pragmatic framework for developing competence in young people’s personal decision-making.', Archives of psychology., 1 (2). p. 16.

Abstract

Making personal decisions is a kind of purposeful thought that can be life-changing, so competence in it could be of long-term benefit. Competence, however, is not always well-developed. Routes to a decision are described, and a potential approach to decision-making is constructed which recognises human tendencies and limitations and allows different modes of thought to contribute to the process. This is translated into a framework for supporting personal decision-making, and it is elaborated to highlight potential roles for those who work with and support children, adolescents, and young adults. The influences of a student’s hidden beliefs and self-imposed horizons are briefly discussed, and some cautionary observations are highlighted. On this basis, fostering competence in personal decision-making seems feasible and worthwhile.

Item Type:Article
Full text:Publisher-imposed embargo
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Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:http://archivesofpsychology.org/index.php/aop/article/view/16
Date accepted:11 October 2017
Date deposited:15 November 2017
Date of first online publication:15 November 2017
Date first made open access:No date available

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