New Study: Anger Sets The Stage For Seeing Threats Where None Exist

If you are angry when you confront a suspect, are you more likely to mistake a cell phone or other nonthreatening object in his hand for a gun? Recent findings from university-based research suggest that indeed is the case. Through a series of time-pressured experiments, a behavioral science team at Northeastern University in Boston discovered,...
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Anger an Invitation to Injurious Attack, Study Finds

Does being angry put you at higher risk for getting injured? In one way, yes–and it’s a way with great relevance for law enforcement. Researchers at the University of Missouri-Columbia studied some 2,500 patients in 3 ERs and about 1,500 unharmed residents selected from the community at large to see what relationship, if any, exists...
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