Rationality


The term rationality tends to be defined differently, depending on the context. In terms of psychology, it can be defined as a normative concept of reasoning in the sense that rational people should derive conclusions in a consistent way, given the information at their disposal. It refers to the conformity of one’s beliefs with one’s reasons to believe, or with one’s actions with one’s reasons for action. A rational decision is one that is not just reasoned, but is also optimal for achieving a goal or solving a problem.