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Decisions are fascinating, and Neil Shortland is an expert on them. He’s an assistant professor of Criminology and Justice Studies and the director of the Center for Terrorism and Security Studies at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. In this episode, we explore decisions and decision-making, including details about:

  • Making hard decisions

  • Decision-making in policing and business

  • How the research on decision-making can apply to all of our lives

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Links and Other Information

More about Neil Shortland: websiteTwitter, and YouTube

Ground Truth: Communication, decision-making, leadership, and risk for law enforcement, emergency services, military, and security services. Click here 

Neil’s book, Conflict: click here

Shortland, N., Alison, L., & Thompson, L. (In press). Military maximizers: Examining the effect of individual differences in maximization on military decision-making. Personality and Individual DifferencesClick here 

Shortland, N., Thompson, L., & Alison, L. (In press). Police Perfection: Examining the Effect of Trait Maximization on Police Decision-Making. Frontiers in PsychologyClick here 

Cohen, M. S., & Lipshitz, R. (2011). Three roads to commitment: A trimodal theory of decision making. Click here 

Shortland, N., Alison, L., & Barrett-Pink, C. (2018). Military (in) decision-making process: a psychological framework to examine decision inertia in military operations. Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science19(6), 752-772. Click here 

Larsen, R. P. (2001). Decision making by military students under severe stress. Military Psychology13(2), 89-98. Click here 

Klein, G. A. (2017). Sources of power: How people make decisions. MIT press. Click here

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