Conflict and Violence

Critical Decision Making Under Pressure: The Complete Article

Decisions in rapidly changing dangerous circumstances are made at times without thought. I have heard and even uttered the words myself, "I didn't think about it." I just acted." We just did what had to be done."

Can that be true? Can those of us involved in extreme situations where life and death are at stake actually make decisions without thinking, without analyzing options, intuitively?

The answer is clearly yes.

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