Strategos Security Minute: Overcoming Normalcy Bias
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In a crisis, our denial instinct can lead to death. How do we rise above it?
What’s wrong with being normal? Nothing, if things are indeed normal. Normalcy bias is a deadly psychological coping mechanism that leads us to deny clear threats to our life and safety. Gunshots are dismissed as fireworks, bullets, and blood as high school dramas and mass killings as pyrotechnics. Recognizing normalcy bias is the first step. And our abilities to cope and respond can be enhanced by training. Strategos’ President Vaughn Baker explains the keys to overcoming normalcy bias.
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