Decisions, decisions, decisions. The living of life can feel like an endless serious of choices. Whether we are facing a choice as big as who to marry or which house to buy or as small as what to wear in the morning, at some time all of us come to wonder whether we could make better decisions more often and more easily.
This talk by Nick Southgate explores why making decisions can be difficult and how we can come to understand our own decision-making better. It does this, not by looking at what decisions are about, but at how we go about making them. Understanding the human experience of decision-making can help us regard both ourselves and others with greater insight and greater kindness.
Nick draws on the recent thinking in psychology, behavioural science, decision theory and neuroscience but starts with the ancient Greek’s question about akrasia – weakness of the will – to help us understand how to make confident decisions we feel comfortable about.
EQ is a series of evening events where experts share ideas, skills and strategies to help us develop our emotional intelligence, compassion, adaptability and resilience.
Next in the series:
EQ: Reinventing Yourself - 26 June 2013
EQ: Getting Better at Online Dating - 1 August 2013
EQ: Making Better Decisions- 20 August 2013
EQ: Why Compassion Matters - 21 August 2013
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Leading writers, economists, historians, philosophers, psychologists, artists and other thinkers offer provocation, inspiration and consolation in the form of advice for living better.
Speakers for this strand have been invited by The School of Life to present their own material. Session formats will vary depending on the subject. Groups are limited to 35 people.