Stress and Decision Making – Combating the Impact of Stress on Sound Decisions

June 22, 2022 | 12:00am - 12:00am

Employees are working under increasing amounts of stress. Research shows that stress can have a detrimental impact on our brain’s function, particularly at the prefrontal cortex level, the part of the brain responsible for reasoning, problem solving and impulse control. This can have a direct effect on our ability to make sound decisions while under stress.

In this interactive online class, you will learn about the link between stress and impaired decision making through a series of in-training games and experiments, covering three primary ways our brains may act when making decisions under stress. Each potential impairment is paired with a set of preventative strategies, providing you with tools you can put in place right away to improve your decision making while under stress, whether at work or in your personal life.

Instructor: Shanna B. Tiayon, PhD, is a writer, speaker, and trainer whose work focuses on topics of well-being and the ways we may infringe upon the well-being of others.  She is the owner of Wellbeing Works, a consulting firm focused on employee well-being.