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Title: Lieutenant A and the rottweilers : a pheno-cognitive analysis of a fire-fighter's experience of a critical incident and peritraumatic resilience
Author: Theron, Paul
ISNI:       0000 0004 5346 8870
Awarding Body: University of Glasgow
Current Institution: University of Glasgow
Date of Award: 2014
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Fire-fighters are subject to attacks in the field. This idiographic Pheno-Cognitive Analysis (PCA) studies a fireman’s cognitive experience of a Critical Incident (CI) when he is attacked by dangerous dogs during an intervention. The PCA method, created for this research, extends the Elicitation Interview (EI), yields a first-person narrative of the subject’s experience out of his episodic memory, and semantically elicits 460 Cognitive Operations and four patterns of Cognitive Trajectories. Their variations in shape (Intra-Variability) and occurrence (Inter-Variability) are analysed. A model of Decision-Making-in-Action (DMA), and five Metacognitive Skills providing Peritraumatic Resilience (PTR) are revealed. Epistemological limits are discussed.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: BF Psychology ; HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare ; Q Science (General) ; RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry ; U Military Science (General)