Ch 3: Decision Making & Problem Solving in Families

About This Chapter

Gain insight into how families make decisions and resolve conflicts using this short chapter. The lessons found here are great study tools to use if you are preparing for class or professional certification exams or if you simply want to supplement your current class materials.

Decision Making and Problem Solving in Families - Chapter Summary

How are life decisions made? What are the types of conflicts you might encounter in a relationship? Which techniques are most effective when making decisions? These are among the main topics you will find addressed in this chapter.

In addition, you will learn what impacts a family's decision-making and problem-solving processes. When you are finished with your review of this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Explain different ways to make decisions
  • List the steps involved in decision-making and four techniques used to make decisions
  • Identify factors that affect major life decisions
  • Describe what impacts family conflict and decision-making
  • Understand types of conflicts in relationships
  • Discuss conflict resolution strategies

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5 Lessons in Chapter 3: Decision Making & Problem Solving in Families
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Decision Making: Definition & Types

1. Decision Making: Definition & Types

How do you make decisions? When we talk about deciding between choices we can break the processes into types. This lesson will fill you in on the different ways to make decisions and give you a few examples of each.

Decision Making: Skills & Techniques

2. Decision Making: Skills & Techniques

We make decisions all the time, but how do we make them? How useful are our decision-making techniques? In this lesson, you'll learn about the skills used in decision making, the six steps involved, and finally, four different techniques you can use when faced with a decision.

Factors Affecting How Couples Make Life Decisions

3. Factors Affecting How Couples Make Life Decisions

Couples need to answer a lot of hard questions before making major life decisions. This lesson will look into some of these factors, specifically regarding decisions like buying a home together and having kids.

Factors Impacting Family Conflict & Decision Making

4. Factors Impacting Family Conflict & Decision Making

Conflict is a normal part of most families' lives together, and it can play a role in how and when different kinds of decisions get made. This lesson discusses what conflict and decision making have to do with each other in the context of family life.

Conflict in Relationships: Types & Resolution Strategies

5. Conflict in Relationships: Types & Resolution Strategies

Dealing with conflict in relationships is inevitable. This lesson will review the types and causes of conflicts that frequently occur in relationships, and compare effective versus non-effective conflict resolution strategies.

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