Group 6: Good Decisions
6a: Individual decision-making
- Positive aim. Aiming toward making things better. Seeking reward and not punishment.
- Thinking before acting. Thinking, rather than responding impulsively or by reflex, when it’s useful to do so.
- Fluency. Using words to conceptualize the world: verbal skills.
- Awareness of your emotions. Recognizing, and being able to verbalize your own feelings.
- Awareness of control. Accurately assessing the degree of control you have over specific events.
- Decision-making. Defining a problem, gathering information, generating options, predicting and evaluating consequences, making a choice.
6b: Joint decision-making, including conflict resolution
- Toleration. Non-bossiness. Tolerating a wide range of other people’s behavior.
- Rational approach to joint decisions. Deciding rationally on stance and strategies for joint decisions.
- Option-generating. Generating creative options for solutions to problems.
- Option-evaluating. Justice skills: Recognizing just solutions to interpersonal problems.
- Assertion. Dominance, sticking up for yourself, taking charge, enjoying winning.
- Submission: Conciliation, giving in, conceding, admitting one was wrong, being led.
- Differential reinforcement. Reinforcing positive behavior and avoiding reinforcing the negative.
- Book excerpts, Instructions on Psychological Skills:
- Sample Good Decisions modeling story, Programmed Readings for Psychological Skills: