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Force Science News #72: Researchers Move Closer to Explaining High Performance; New FSRC Study Hopes to Identify “Best” Training

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Force Science News #72
May 18, 2007

In this issue:

I. RESEARCHERS MOVE CLOSER TO EXPLAINING HIGH PERFORMANCE;
NEW FSRC STUDY HOPES TO IDENTIFY “BEST” TRAINING

II. STARTING SOON: ARTWOHL SERIES ON BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE ISSUES
IN LAW ENFORCEMENT

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I. RESEARCHERS MOVE CLOSER TO EXPLAINING HIGH PERFORMANCE;
NEW FSRC STUDY HOPES TO IDENTIFY “BEST” TRAINING

Researchers have now identified a specific brain chemical that appears to influence how well you’ll perform under stress and how emotionally resilient you’ll be after a critical incident. The more you have of this powerful ingredient, called neuropeptide Y (NPY), the better off you’ll likely be when your life is on the line.

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May 18th, 2007 at 7:06 pm

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Force Science News #71: “Our Cops are Ticking Time Bombs for Lack of Sleep”

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Force Science News #71
May 4, 2007

“OUR COPS ARE TICKING TIME BOMBS FOR LACK OF SLEEP”

About the time we were transmitting our recent article on the need for on-shift naps, one of the nation’s foremost law enforcement risk managers was independently telling a standing-room crowd at the annual ILEETA training conference that fatigue is a life-threatening issue for street officers and that approved napping should be considered an on-duty necessity.

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May 4th, 2007 at 7:05 pm

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