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Rangell, L. (1971). The Decision-Making Process—A Contribution from Psychoanalysis. Psychoanal. St. Child, 26:425-452.

(1971). Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, 26:425-452

The Decision-Making Process—A Contribution from Psychoanalysis

Leo Rangell, M.D.

IN THE PAST DECADE OR SO THERE HAS COME TO EXIST A VAST BODY of literature on what is called "decision theory." Its borders are diffuse and ill defined, the number of titles overwhelming, and the areas of knowledge which contribute to it are many and scattered. Deriving its original impetus from a motivation of salesmanship, the theoretical literature on decision has remained intimately attached to hard questions of practical application in business, commercial, and military life.

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