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‘Do something!’ Action bias causes risky, knee-jerk reactions to breaches

August 5, 2021
Argentinian goalie Emiliano Martinez dives to save penalty kick during the semi-final match of Copa America Brazil 2021 last July. Two security experts likened incident response to defending a goal: stay longer in the center of the net, rather than attempting to anticipate the shooter’s shot and moving too early. (Photo by Pedro Vilela/Getty Images)
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