Modern Psychological Studies
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
This study investigates behavioral reactions to three types of nonlethal weapons (NLWs) used by the U.S. military. We provided participants with simulated situations involving military use of NLWs, and asked them to predict how they would react. We found variations in response according to weapon type. In general, individuals were unlikely to aggress or disperse, although these reactions were mediated by demographic factors. It may be important for Army officials to know the behavioral effects of NLWs in order to use them effectively.
BF1 .M63 v. 14 no. 1 2008
Nixon, Tyrone R.; Bridges, Cynthia M.; and Aruguete, Mara S.
"Individual response to three types of nonlethal weapons,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 14
, Article 6.
Available at: http://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol14/iss1/6