PART 2: WOULD YOU FIGHT, FREEZE OR RUN?

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Dr. Gina examines psychology of violent confrontation

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by GINA LOUDON, PhD

 (This is Part 2 in a series on the psychology of violent confrontation. Read Part 1 here.)

 

Last week, I relayed the story of two heroes, Justin Schneiders and James Barnhart, who encountered violent confrontations and essentially won. Still, both men agree that even they were underprepared for their confrontations, and injury and delay could have been averted had they taken time to condition more tactically, defensively and psychologically.

Many of us practice target shooting but never really get to practice tactically, in a realistic likely setting where a confrontation might occur. So I decided to inventory my own preparedness, and that of my family.

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Psychological Inventory of Mental Preparedness, or PIMP:

1) Write the five locations where you spend most of your time during the week…

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