Image theory represents a logical extension of earlier work on a contingency model of decision strategies. It is based on a belief that most people, most of the time, for most decisions use fairly unanalytic strategies. Image theory is intended to provide a radical departure from the prevailing paradigm of rational decision making. This theory uses terms like images, values, principles and fittingness, and argues that the domain of traditional decision theory is probably a poor description of most decision processes.
Introduction to image theory; the images; framing and deliberation; the compatibility test; more on compatibility; the profitability test; implementation and progress; image theory applied.