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To complete this assignment you must review and complete the Unit 4 Activity. To do this click on the Classroom Materials link, then the Unit 4 Multimedia Course Material link and then click on the "activity" icon. After completing the activity answer the following questions:

What decision concepts (theories, principles, heuristics, etc.) were demonstrated for each of the situations within the Unit 4 Activity? Be sure to justify and explain your rationale for choosing each principle.
What do these decision concepts imply about the ways in which we people make decisions?
Can any of these decision concepts lead to critical errors in judgment? Why or why not? Be sure to support your conclusions.
References are to be provided in APA style

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What decision concepts (theories, principles, heuristics, etc.) were demonstrated for each of the situations within the Unit 4 Activity? Be sure to justify and explain your rationale for choosing each principle.
What do these decision concepts imply about the ways in which we people make decisions?
Can any of these decision concepts lead to critical errors in judgment? Why or why not? Be sure to support your conclusions.

The decision concept of calibration was shown through several illustrations. In simple words it means that the confidence is not matched by the accuracy of decision making. . In activity 2 the respondents reported high percentage confidences that their answers were correct. This is an example of ...

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This problem talks about decision making concepts in different situations. It also explores how decision making concepts lead to errors in judgment. .

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Part 2 - Are there any differences in how individuals and groups make decisions? If so what are they?

Part 3 - Identify the applicable decision concepts (theories, principles, paradoxes, etc.) from our learning all semester (not just the group decision concepts identified in Unit 5) that your group believes will best explain what is occurring within the organization. Be sure your group provides rational to support each of the concepts your group identifies.

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Part 4 - Identify at least three (3) recommendations (from your group to the CEO) that will help him improve or overcome the current decision making conditions within the organization.

thank you for your insight and professional thoughts.
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