Stress-induced cortisol secretion impairs detection performance in x-ray baggage screening for hidden weapons by screening novices.

Abstract

Aviation security strongly depends on screeners' performance in the detection of threat objects in x-ray images of passenger bags. We examined for the first time the effects of stress and stress-induced cortisol increases on detection performance of hidden weapons in an x-ray baggage screening task. We randomly assigned 48 participants either to a stress or… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/psyp.12229

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