Nick Tübben, Anne-Marie Steingräber, Niels Brinkmann, Felix Finkeldey, Slava Migutin, Philipp York Herzberg, Clemens Lorei, Niels Hanssen & Robert-Jacek Gorzka

Helmut-Schmidt-Universität der Bundeswehr,
Kommando Feldjäger der Bundeswehr,
Hessische Hochschule für Polizei und Verwaltung,
Kommando Streitkräftebasis

Contributions to operational psychology – target search techniques and dealing with misses in professional firearms use

In both professional (e.g., police, military, guard services) and sporting contexts, performance in firearm use is associated with a variety of psychological mechanisms. In a qualitative study, aspects of visual target search and the handling of missed shots were exploratively examined in more detail. The results of the study suggest four possible group of spe­cific target search techniques. Furthermore, a hypothetical model for dealing with missed shots was created