Processing under Pressure Stress, Memory, and Decision-Making in Law Enforcement

ISBN-10: 193277789X
ISBN-13: 9781932777895
Edition: 2010
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Looseleaf Law Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/17/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 241
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Get an understandable, practical look at the pressurized world of law enforcement and the impact of stress on mental and physical performance. - Discover the complexities of decision-making in high risk situations and prepare to improve your own decision power. - Explore how the nervous system functions under the kind of stress faced on streets. - Analyze the impact of stress on the memories of witnesses, victims and police officers. - Filled with actual, real-world examples of how mental processes actually come into play in the field. Eye opening & Cover Changing!

Matthew J. Sharps is professor of psychology at California State University, Fresno. His research focuses on forensic applications of cognitive theory, on representation and processing in memory and reasoning, on the evolution of behavior and brain/behavior relationships, and on aging and gender in cognitive processing. In addition, his writings have been published in many professional journals, including Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology , Forensic Examiner , and Current Psychology .

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