The projects’ idea was born in one of my students’ mind after watching an interview on You Tube. He shared the idea with me and some colleagues of him and we all agreed that the problem of choice is an interesting and complex one. So, we started to analyze that matter from different angles and made research on Internet (and not only). We also discussed with our schools’ psychologist, with a psychology teacher and a reporter. Also, we conceived a questionnaire which we have applied at school, on other students. The result of all that was a website which put together our survey, interviews, information filtered by their minds, a funny game made by one of them, very talented Flash designer and programmer, a personality test (with original questions and interpretation) and a quiz.
We have tried to find answers for some questions like:
-Does choice mean freedom?
-Which are the facts that influence our choices?
-What steps should we follow in order to take a good decision?
- Introduction to psychology and choice - which contains general notions about psychology and philosophy and the relation between these two and the problem of choice. You can find short definitions and explanations of free will, will, responsibility, compulsion and choice.
- The paradox of choice - explains how such a simple matter can turn into a very complicated problem.
- Synthetic happiness - no matter how unimportant a consequence of choice is, it influences our happiness. This part explains the differences between natural and synthetic happiness.