Risk, motivation and decision-making in everyday life: a phenomenological approach

Mwale, Shadreck ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5773-8458 (2017) Risk, motivation and decision-making in everyday life: a phenomenological approach. In: Healthy Volunteers in Commercial Clinical Drug Trials. Palgrave Macmillan, Springer, pp. 47-57. ISBN 9783319592145

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This chapter provides an alternative perspective to the views influencing bioethics, namely the Schutzian phenomenological concept of systems of relevance, as a tool for exploring individuals’ motivation and decision-making. I show how both individual, wider institutional, and sociopolitical, and economic contexts play a part in individual decision-making. Specifically, I illustrate complexities in the relationship between financial rewards, risk, and individual rationality. Schutz calls for sociological attention to how the context in which decisions and actions take place intersect to influence decisions.

Item Type: Book Section
Identifier: 10.1007/978-3-319-59214-5_3
Keywords: Risk, Relevance, Volunteering, Social context, Phenomenology, Institutions, Individual motivations
Subjects: Medicine and health
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Depositing User: Shadreck Mwale
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2021 11:27
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2021 11:30
URI: https://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/8328

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