In the third COVE+ Compact video, Queensland University of Technology's Katie Heath breaks down the cognitive processes behind making decisions and the psychological factors that underpin this process.

Decision making is often unconscious yet integral to our roles within Army and the ADF. The majority of these decisions are intuitive, but regardless of whether you are making an intuitive or deliberate decision, you are likely following the same cognitive pathway. Understanding the psychology behind this cognitive process can aid in identifying biases, improve your heuristics, and improve your decision cycle.

This Compact is a condensed version of the COVE+ unit of the same name in an easily accessible video format. Not sure if you want to commence the self-paced unit or are time poor? Or just looking for a quick primer on the science of decision-making? Watch the video below:

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