Click here to download the new study “Emotion Guided Threat Detection: Expecting Guns Where There Are None.” Bottom line: angry cops are more likely to be trigger happy than happy cops. Who knew? Time to introduce touchy-feely training? “Training people to be aware of their emotions as well as the potential influence of those emotions on assessments of threat may represent one possibility for enhancing accuracy.” People who “typically attend to their feelings” are less likely to allow their emotions to influence judgment of risk than those who “do not typically attend to their feelings.” In other words, “awareness of emotion may moderate its influence.” As Marvin the Martian might say, that makes me very, very angry!

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