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How to Make Better Decisions

Synopsis
According to scientists, decision making is not the rational process we imagine it to be. The fickle human mind can be hijacked by its surroundings or led astray by the subconscious. Experiments show that our choices can even be affected by temperature. Mathematician Garth Sundem tries to demonstrate that the most effective decisions are made using simple maths and a pencil
Series
Horizon, Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2008
Year of production
2008
Notes
Broadcast on BBC2 on 12/2/2008
Subjects
Mathematics; Philosophy; Psychology
Keywords
applied mathematics; decision-making

Credits

Contributor
Garth Sundem

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£195.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
50 minutes
Year
2009

Distributor

Name

BBC Active Video for Learning - now BBC Learning

Contact
Carolina Fernandez Jeremy Wilcox (CF - for educational enquiries JW - channel sales manager)
Email
BBCStudiosLearning@bbc.com
Web
https://www.bbcstudioslearning.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 20 8433 1009
Address
BBC Studios Limited
Television Centre
101 Wood Lane
London
W12 7FA
UK
Notes
The BBC Active company has now been absorbed within BBC Learning, a division of BBC Studios. It was originally a joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Pearson Education. Formerly known as ‘BBC Worldwide Learning Studies’ and before that as ‘Videos for Education & Training’

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