This book is more related to social psychology and the implications of making a decision in conjunction with others. Accordingly, rather than the individual processes as most of the others mentioned previously, it has a strong focus on the social aspects of the decision making process. It is written in a style that the reader need have no great understanding of psychology or cognitive theory. It also presents a number of subtle biases that if not pointed out would be unrecognizable to most of us. The prose pulls the reader into the problems so that the learning is almost experiential. Moreover, it is highly illustrated, to include humorous cartoons, so that many of the concepts can be visualized. The author is a professor of psychology at Wesleyan University. The book is well worth the effort to read and understand it, especially for those in complex assignments which routinely require teamwork.
Scout Plous, The Psychology of Judgment and Decision Making, McGraw-Hill, Inc., 1993, (261 pages)
Recommended by Sid Heal in Episodes 1 & 2