Self-regulation Model of Decision-Making

  • Alexander YemelyanovEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 953)


The paper proposes the self-regulation model (SRM) of decision-making, which is based on the self-regulation model of the thinking process developed within the systemic-structural activity theory. SRM includes two sub-models: formation of mental model (FMM), which is executed by the divide and concur algorithm, and formation of the level of motivation (FLM), which is executed by the dynamic programming algorithm, as well as the regulation of their interaction by using feedback and feedforward controls. Feedback control is regulated by the factor of difficulty and feedforward control is regulated by the factor of significance. These two factors determine four general criteria of success in evaluating and regulating the level of motivation. The paper formulates primary rules of self-regulation in decision-making in which the factors of significance and difficulty are designated the leading role. In a real-life example with a Facebook friend request we demonstrate how these rules were implemented in Performance Evaluation Process, which relies on Express Decision, a mobile web application for supporting an individual in making quick decisions in complex problems.


Decision-making Mental model Level of motivation Self-regulation Feedback and feedforward controls Systemic-structural activity theory Factors of significance and difficulty Mobile web application 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceGeorgia Southwestern State UniversityAmericusUSA

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