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Tämä arvostelu kirjoitettiin LibraryThingin Varhaisia arvostelijoita varten.
"Decide and Solve: Decision-Making and Problem-Solving Skills Guide for Teenagers, Young Adults, and You" by Stephany K. Thomann tries to become a thorough, comprehensive resource for readers to navigates intricate processes involved in decision-making and problem-solving, tailored for the challenges faced by teenagers and young adults.

With a keen focus on empowering readers to confront their choices with confidence, Thomann explores the psychology behind decision-making and problem-solving, providing practical insights into how to navigate the complexities of adulthood. The book not only delineates the difference between decision-making and problem-solving but also elucidates their profound impact on one's self-confidence, happiness, and success, fostering a deeper understanding of the cognitive processes involved.

Thomann's approachable and down-to-earth writing style makes this guide an accessible read for both teenagers and adults seeking to enhance their decision-making skills. By addressing common hurdles such as outside pressures and unsupportive social circles, the book equips readers with strategies to assert their autonomy and make informed choices aligned with their aspirations. Furthermore, the inclusion of a note for adults underscores the book's versatility, offering valuable insights for parents keen on fostering independence and rational decision-making in their children. Overall, "Decide and Solve" serves as a valuable life manual, imparting essential skills for navigating the complexities of adulthood with clarity and confidence.
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vegetarian | 6 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 9, 2024 |
Tämä arvostelu kirjoitettiin LibraryThingin Varhaisia arvostelijoita varten.
I was really excited to be able to read and review this book, but it was quite a disappointment. Maybe the title and subtitle oversold it, but I got very little out of reading this book. I think the author chose to speak briefly on SO many topics that there wasn't much depth to anything. It is a nice-looking ebook that is organized well and is probably inviting to teens due to its simplicity and brevity, but as an educator looking to increase his depth of understanding on this topic, I didn't get much of a return on my investment (of time).

I was provided a free copy of this book via LibraryThing in exchange for my honest review.
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psolarz | 6 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Aug 2, 2023 |
Tämä arvostelu kirjoitettiin LibraryThingin Varhaisia arvostelijoita varten.

Decision and problem analysis is an area of great interest to this reviewer as I have taught it professionally to engineers and technology professionals. The process for critical decision making and problem solving can be rigid and numeric and must be fact-based. When you are making decisions that can cost a company millions of dollars, it is not a 'touchy feely' process. That said, teens and young adults find these processes dull and boring and, therefore often don't have the paience to learn them. The end result is that they don't internalize good techniques and go on habitually making using poor, intuitive processes. In comes this book. The author does an admirable job of taking complex processes (I'm assuming that she has at least some grasp on the more formal processes) and makes them relevant and applicable to a younger audience. She does a good job of bringing the mental processing of information and data into the realm of the teen and young adult and makes it useable. The volume is a good effort and young adults would be well served by it.… (lisätietoja)
 
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Spitty | 6 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 17, 2023 |
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The subtitle of this book says it is for people of all ages, which is true in many respects. Some material feels aimed at younger and less experienced people, for example: "What do I wear?" "How do I respond to the bully who keeps bugging me?" In contrast, the book contains a section on physiology of the brain and how it functions during decision-making.
I am slightly torn in my opinion of this book. It seems to be trying to address too broad an audience. I am doubtful that many teenagers would make it through the entire book, and I think many college students would stop reading when they encountered ideas aimed at a younger group.
Stephany K. Thomann has written a book replete with ideas and examples concerning making good decisions. Her research is extensive and her pedigree is solid. The narrative is witty and easy to read. The subject is covered thoroughly, including informative decision-making and problem-solving, even covering the difference between the two. The importance of communication is also addressed. I believe if both parents and their young adult children read this book, many interesting and productive conversations might result. I appreciate Thomann's statement: "You can only be confident that you've done your best to choose the best option for you at that moment. The only result you can predict is that you'll be able to keep the responsibility for your decision."
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Shookie | 6 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 15, 2023 |

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