Conflict : how soldiers make impossible decisions
- Neil D. Shortland, Laurence J. Alison, and Joseph M. Moran.
- New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 
- Physical description
- 1 online resource.
- Shortland, Neil D., author.
- Alison, Laurence J., author.
- Moran, Joseph M., author.
- UPSO eCollections (University Press Scholarship Online) Stanford OSO Jun 2018-May 2019.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Decisional conflict: from best to least-worst
- Military decision making: doctrine, rationality and field-based approaches
- The science of selecting least-worst options
- Situational awareness
- Formulating plans
- Executing plans
- Team learning
- Least-worst decision making "in extremis"
- Thoughts that haunt
- How do soldiers do what they do and what can we learn from them?.
Conflict: How Soldiers Make Impossible Decisions is about making hard choices-where all outcomes are potentially negative. The authors draw on interviews conducted with soldiers about the situations they faced and the decisions they made at war. These are vivid and sometimes distressing stories. They form the data from which the authors explore the cognitive processes associated with choice, commitment to action and (sometimes) error, as well as goal directed thinking, innovation and courage. By referring to real cases, Conflict invites readers to consider their own responses under extreme circumstances and ask themselves how they would choose between difficult options. In doing so this book will go some way to helping readers understand what it feels like when choosing between least-worst decisions.
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- Publication date
- Electronic reproduction. Oxford Available via World Wide Web.
- 9780190623456 electronic book
- 0190623454 electronic book
- 9780190623463 electronic book
- 0190623462 electronic book