Chapter 3 Character-infused judgment and decision making
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Great strides in understanding human judgment and decision-making (JDM) have been made in recent years. However, current theorizing on JDM has yet to consider a critical component: the agent in the center of the decision. Character compliments current theories of decision-making as it elevates our understanding of the nature of the agent. This chapter therefore explores the potential for human judgment through a character-infused lens to represent judgment holistically including aspects such as being situationally aware, insightful, analytical, decisive, a critical thinker, intuitive, pragmatic, adaptable, and having cognitive complexity. Character provides a perspective on JDM that acknowledges and anticipates uncertainties, considers its contextual constraints, and contemplates the development of the moral agent. By illustrating the connection between character and JDM, this chapter reveals how the shifting attention to the nature of the agent provides critical insights into decision-making and answers the critical question: How does the character of the individual influence the decision-making process?

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Editors: Anna B. Kayes and D. C. Kayes
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