Instrumental and Value Rationality of the Self-regulation Model of Decision-Making

  • Alexander M. YemelyanovEmail author
  • Inna S. Bedny
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1201)


This paper offers further development of the self-regulation model of decision-making, which is based on the self-regulation model of the thinking process developed within the framework of the systemic-structural activity theory (SSAT). The role of instrumental and value rationality in decision-making under uncertainty is described. In this paper, we further specify the role of the factors of significance and difficulty in the self-regulation process of decision-making by considering the energy and information component of these factors, along with the instrumental (processing) and value rationality related to them. Eight core energy- and information-based shaping factors that regulate instrumental and value rationality are presented.


Systemic-structural activity theory Decision making under uncertainty Self-regulation model Instrumental and value rationality Bounded rationality Shaping factors of instrumental and value rationality 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Business and ComputingGeorgia Southwestern State UniversityAmericusUSA
  2. 2.Evolute, LLCWayneUSA

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