Life is filled with choices. Social psychologists have uncovered several key features of the process of choosing. How we make our choices depends on several factors such as timing, our propensity or risk, and the desire to keep our options open. In this discussion consider how the people below arrived at the choices they made. Review the opening vignette about Kim Hyun Hee and Korean Airlines Flight 858.
What factors do you believe contributed to Hee’s behavior? ?
Compare Hee’s behavior and the situation with the hijackings on September 11, 2001. In what ways are the situations similar? In what ways are they different??
Describe instances when your behavior didn’t match your beliefs. Explain your reasons for taking these actions.