In Hay (1992) I introduced the notion of internal ego states and used this idea to explain NOICISED, under a heading of Ego States and Decision Making. I explained that NOICISED was a word I had invented on the basis that it is DECISION spelled backwards. I wrote that I linked together thinking, problem solving and decision making because these separate elements are so often generated as part of the process containing all three. Decision making involves selecting the course of action from alternatives (including doing nothing is a course of action). The stimulus for making the decision is generally the fact that we have a problem to solve. Making our selection requires us to think, so the better we understand our thinking processes the more scope we have to improve our decision-making. This is more likely to happen if we use a structured approach that involves all of our internal ego states.
That simple approach that I recommended was:
In 1999 (Hay, 1999) I linked NOICISED to the ego states in terms of the 3 Es - Experience, Emotion and Evaluation. I explained that these were simplifications of the three principal parts of personality as defined within transactional analysis. Experience related to Parent, originally copied as we grew up from the parental figures around us; Emotion related to Child, which is our store of our own responses to the world; and Evaluation related to Adult, which is the part of us that processes what is going on in the present moment.
Hay, Julie (1992) Transactional Analysis for Trainers Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill (currently published as second edition, 2009, Hertford: Sherwood Publishing)
Hay, Julie (1999) NOICISED and Decision Making INTAND Newsletter 7:4 7-9
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