rationality

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Mental state of a rational person characterized by (1) beliefs that are coherent (not contradictory) and compatible with the person's experience within a given context, (2) purposeful (intended to produce certain results) behavior guided by means versus ends analysis, (3) decision making based on cost-versus-benefit (pain versus gain) evaluation, and (3) an overall optimization approach (utility maximization) expressed in attempts to maximize advantages or gains and to minimize disadvantages or losses. See also Bounded Rationality.

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When debating about the existence of god, both student had opposing views, yet they used logic, reason, and rationality to reach an agreement.
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Upon being questioned by the police about her car accident, Rachel showed her rationality by giving a clear and concise account of what transpired leading up to and following the accident.
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When debating about the existence of god, both student had opposing views, yet they used logic, reason, and rationality to reach an agreement.
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