The greater the stress, the greater the likelihood that a decision-maker will choose
a risky alternative.
During crisis, the ability of a group to handle difficult tasks requiring intensely
focused attention is decreased.
The greater the stress, the greater the tendency to make a premature choice of
alternatives for a correct response.
The greater the stress, the less likely that individuals can tolerate
Under increasing stress, there is a decrease in productive thoughts and an increase in
The greater the stress, the greater the distortion in perception of threat and poor
judgment often occurs.
The greater the fear, frustration and hostility aroused by a "crisis", the
greater the tendency to aggression and escape behaviors.
In a stressful situation (whether real or perceived stress), only immediate survival
goals are considered. Long term considerations are sacrificed for short term goals.