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Chapter 4 The sequence of steps in the rational model of decisionmaking is clarify goals order goals by importance list alternatives to achieve goals investigate consequences of alternatives and choose the course ofacUons The model of decisionmaking relies on standard operating procedures rational organizationprocess risk aversion individual government bargaining W009 is the tendency for groups to reach decisions without accurately assessing their consequences since individual members tend to go along with ideas they think the others support A Reserve psychology B Satisfying C Groupthink D Internal dissonance E Pessimistic bias Some scholars believe that former secretary of state John Foster Dulles had such personal prejudice against communism that he always assumed the worst of Soviet decision makers This is an example of A misperception B wishiful thinking C coginitive bias D jusiti cation of effort E Affective bias What did Harry Truman s sign quotThe buck stops herequot illustrate about his role in foreign policy decisionmaking A He was not willing to waste money B He was the sole decisionmaker C Foreign policy decisions were ultimately his responsibility D His opinion was more important that anyone else s E He was not interested in foreign policy According to the concept of bounded rationality decision makers A will choose the best response to a situation B will choose a response that is good enough to meet some minimal criteria C Use historical analogies in responding to a situation D Make choices within the boundaries established by groups within the government E Edit options and possible outcome and then assess the opinions and choose one When students exhibit a tendency to not want to challenge a professor s arguments because they assume he or she is an expert and knows better this could be an example of affective bias selective perception cogninitive bias groupthink satisfying F1909
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