What Psychologists Say About… Decision Making

What psychologists say about decision making

We’ve just uploaded a new Psychologist Quotes video to our YouTube Channel featuring nine quotes from leading psychologists about decision making.

From famous names of the past, including Sigmund Freud and B.F.Skinner, to more current psychologists, such as Daniel Gilbert, discover their different approaches to decision making and consider how you can apply their thoughts to your own situation.

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Decision Making Quotes from the Video:

“When making a decision of minor importance, I have always found it advantageous to consider all the pros and cons. In vital matters, however, such as the choice of a mate or a profession, the decision should come from the unconscious, from somewhere within ourselves. In the important decisions of personal life, we should be governed, I think, by the deep inner needs of our nature.” – Sigmund Freud

“I have to tell people that they are not responsible for their behavior. They’re not creating it; they’re not initiating anything. It’s all found somewhere else. That’s an awful lot to relinquish.” – B. F. Skinner

“Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” – Wayne Dyer

“Clear thinking requires courage rather than intelligence.” – Thomas Szasz

“The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.” – Albert Ellis

“Few of us can accurately gauge how we will feel tomorrow or next week. That’s why when you go to the supermarket on an empty stomach, you’ll buy too much, and if you shop after a big meal, you’ll buy too little.” – Daniel Gilbert

“Sometimes you make the right decision; sometimes you make the decision right.” – Phil McGraw

“Eighty percent of all choices are based on fear. Most people don’t choose what they want; they choose what they think is safe.” – Phil McGraw

“That reasonably intelligent and well-meaning young people are willing to call white black is a matter of concern. It raises questions about our ways of education and about the values that guide our conduct.” – Solomon Asch

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Daniel set up Psychology Unlocked in 2016 to support Psychology students in higher and further education. Daniel has a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Psychology, Politics and Sociology from the University of Cambridge.