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Running head: DECISION JOURNAL Decision Journal Sydney Flora COMM 3331: Communication and Decision Making Kate Luong 5/20/2018
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DECISION JOURNAL 1 Decision Journal Human beings are unpredictable individuals, therefore, we make irrational and rational decisions based on the particular situation that we are in. Decisions can be made cautiously, thought out, and careful or decisions can be made irrationally with no forethought on the implications and consequences of the decision being made. It is important that we as humans understand the initial process of the decisions that we make so that we have appropriate control on the real life decisions that we are faced with throughout life. A decision that I have recently made that was persuaded by a media message is when I decided to order food off of the Door Dash app after receiving an email that included a discount offer. The email I received included a coupon for free delivery on your next Door Dash purchase. The information was presented throughout the email in big red letters which contained the discount code to use when checking out to receive free delivery. The communication aspect of the email was exceptionally persuasive. Door Dash offered me free delivery which lead me to spending money that I most likely wouldn't have if it weren't for receiving the email. The email made me look forward to eating dinner later that evening when I usually wouldn’t have that much thought about dinner throughout the day. I would have to imagine that a significant amount
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