Decision

A decision is the selection between possible actions. A choice is the selection between two or more objects.

The term decision may refer to:

  • Decision making
  • Decision support system
  • Decision theory
  • Decision tree
Law and politics
  • European Union decision
  • Judgment (law), as the outcome of a legal case
  • Landmark decision, the outcome of a case that sets a legal precedent
  • Per curiam decision, by a court with multiple judges
Sports, Arts, and Entertainment
  • Decision, a song by Busta Rhymes from the album Back on My B.S.
  • Decision (baseball), a statistical credit earned by a baseball pitcher
  • Decisions (professional wrestling), a means by which a wrestler scores a point against his opponent
  • The Decision (play), by the 20th-century German dramatist Bertolt Brecht
  • The Decision (TV special), in which NBA player LeBron James announced that he would switch teams
  • The Decision (Animorphs), a book in the Animorphs series
  • "The Decision" (song), by English indie rock band Young Knives
  • Decisions (album), a 1984 album by the George Adams–Don Pullen Quartet

Other articles related to "decision":

Epperson V. Arkansas - Decision
... In a decision written by Justice Abe Fortas, the Court held, Justice Hugo Black issued a separate opinion to overturn the Arkansas law, finding the law unconstitutionally "vague" rather than an ... While agreeing with the majority to reverse the State Appeal Court decision, his opinion details his dissent from the majority over the First Amendment issue ...
Plessy V. Ferguson
... Ferguson (1896), is a landmark United States Supreme Court decision in the jurisprudence of the United States, upholding the constitutionality of state laws requiring ... law until its repudiation in the 1954 Supreme Court decision Brown v ...
Neuroeconomics
... Neuroeconomics is an interdisciplinary field that seeks to explain human decision making, the ability to process multiple alternatives and to choose an optimal course of action ... As research into decision-making behavior becomes increasingly computational, it has also incorporated new approaches from theoretical biology, computer science, and mathematics ... Neuroeconomics studies decision making, by using a combination of tools from these fields so as to avoid the shortcomings that arise from a single perspective approach ...
Neuroeconomics - Introduction
... The field of decision making is largely concerned with the processes by which individuals make a single choice from among many options ... These processes are generally assumed to proceed in a logical manner such that the decision itself is largely independent of context ... While there has been support for this economic view of decision making, there are also situations where the assumptions of optimal decision making seem to be violated ...
Orienting Response - Function - Orienting in Decision-Making
... Interestingly, gaze bias ceases following a decision, suggesting that gaze bias is the cause of preference and not its effect ... link with the irrelevance of a stimulus presence, it is argued that gaze orientation supports decision-making mechanisms in inducing a preferential bias ...

Famous quotes containing the word decision:

    There are many things children accept as “grown-up things” over when they have no control and for which they have no responsibility—for instance, weddings, having babies, buying houses, and driving cars. Parents who are separating really need to help their children put divorce on that grown-up list, so that children do not see themselves as the cause of their parents’ decision to live apart.
    Fred Rogers (20th century)

    The impulse to perfection cannot exist where the definition of perfection is the arbitrary decision of authority. That which is born in loneliness and from the heart cannot be defended against the judgment of a committee of sycophants. The volatile essences which make literature cannot survive the clichés of a long series of story conferences.
    Raymond Chandler (1888–1959)

    Once the decision has been reached, close your ears even to the best counter-argument: a sign of strong character. Thus an occasional will to stupidity.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)