I want to conduct a research on the effect of emotions on decision. It is about the role of affective and cognitive processes in making a decision. I want to know if an individual relies more on emotions or logical thinking, but could not find any validated measure/questionnaire for that. I found some that measures the dual process theory : rational or intuitive but that is not what I am looking for. Wondering if there is any survey/test for this?

  • $\begingroup$ Hi Potato, Welcome at CogSci. I believe you may have an interesting question, but could you share some initial research you have done yourself already? Moreover, providing a little more context about the study you will be conducting will greatly help people answering your question $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 25, 2017 at 8:10
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    $\begingroup$ Although this won't answer your question, I do want to challenge you to read contemporary theory on emotion and decision making. There's an important shift away from the emotion vs. logic/rationality dichotomy. It doesn't seem to be correct. $\endgroup$
    – mrt
    Commented Apr 26, 2017 at 6:11

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I studied the Child and Adolescent participation in decision-making questionnaire of L. O'Hare, O. Santin, K. Winter, C. McGuinness

They found that children and young people's involvement in decision-making, when it went well, had a four stranded positive ‘therapeutic effect’ in that it led to better child/professional relationships, higher levels of self-esteem in children and young people, increased their sense of mastery and control and reduced their stress and anxiety.

Some items are:

  1. Information to make a decision is presented to me in a way I understand
  2. I am given the full information to make a decision
  3. I feel involved in making decisions in my life
  4. I am given the opportunity to weigh up the pros and cons to make a decision
  5. I have the ability to weigh up the pros and cons to make a decision

(...) I wish this questionnaire will be useful for your research.


L. O'Hare, O. Santin, K. Winter, C. McGuinness (2016), "The reliability and validity of a child and adolescent participation in decision-making questionnaire", "Child: care, health and development",5,692-698.

LINK : http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cch.12369/full


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