Perception

These are the first responder situational awareness and decision making issues and opportunities related to perception and flawed perceptions of reality.

Episode 230 | Confabulated Reality

This episode discusses what confabulation is and how our brains can make up its own reality, which can include eliminating factual information and making up untruthful information.   Length: 21 minutes Click the YouTube icon to watch the full VIDEO         __________________________________________________ If you are interested in taking your understanding of situational awareness …

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Episode 223 | Interruptions Impact Situational Awareness.

This episode discusses how interruptions can impact situational awareness.  Length: 16 minutes Click the YouTube icon to watch the full VIDEO         __________________________________________________ If you are interested in taking your understanding of situational awareness and high-risk decision making to a higher level, check out the Situational Awareness Matters Online Academy. CLICK HERE for details, …

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Episode 216 | Task Fixation – A Barrier to Awareness

This episode examines how task fixation can impact situational awareness while working in high-risk environments.  Length: 30 minutes click the YouTube icon to watch the full VIDEO of this interview!         __________________________________________________ If you are interested in taking your understanding of situational awareness and high-risk decision making to a higher level, check out …

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I Woke Up Today With Nothing To Do!

If you have visited SAMatters before, you know the mission of the site is to help first responders improve situational awareness by “Helping you see the bad things coming in time to change the outcome.” Something happened today that I didn’t see coming and I’d like to share the story with you. Thank you for …

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Episode 201 | When Unexpected Things Happen

In this episode, we explore what happens when faced with unexpected situations and your brain tries to make sense of the unexpected.  Length: 33 minutes click the YouTube icon to listen

Episode197 | Interview with Jason Bonney – Part 2

This episode is part two of a two-part interview with Assistant Chief Jason Bonney from the Central Jackson Fire Protection District.  Length: 53 minutes click the YouTube icon to listen       __________________________________________________ If you are interested in taking your understanding of situational awareness and high-risk decision making to a higher level, check out the …

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Episode 196 | Interview with Jason Bonney – Part 1

This episode is part one of a two-part interview with Assistant Chief Jason Bonney from the Central Jackson Fire Protection District.  Length: 53 minutes click the YouTube icon to listen       __________________________________________________ If you are interested in taking your understanding of situational awareness and high-risk decision making to a higher level, check out the …

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Episode 195 | Crisis Response Journal Interview – Part 2

This episode is part two of an interview with Christo Motz, a board member for the Crisis Response Journal.  Length: 61 minutes Click the YouTube icon to listen to the full episode       __________________________________________________ If you are interested in taking your understanding of situational awareness and high-risk decision making to a higher level, check …

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Episode 194 | Crisis Response Journal Interview – Part 1

This episode is part one of a two-part interview with Christo Motz, a board member for the Crisis Response Journal.  Length: 59 minutes Click the YouTube icon to listen to the full episode   __________________________________________________ If you are interested in taking your understanding of situational awareness and high-risk decision making to a higher level, check out …

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Episode 193 | Herd Mentality

In this episode we discuss the cognitive bias known as herd mentality (or herd behavior).  Length: 31 minutes click the YouTube icon to listen __________________________________________________ If you are interested in taking your understanding of situational awareness and high-risk decision making to a higher level, check out the Situational Awareness Matters Online Academy. CLICK HERE for details, enrollment …

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