A gun in hand makes a man look taller, study says: In a study of how people assess danger, participants who looked at photos of hands holding different objects thought the gun bearers were the tallest.
He also said that further work in this area could be useful for law enforcement officers and soldiers needing to accurately size up threats in fast-moving situations.
“The more we understand human psychology with regards to human threats and threat assessment … the better we might be at training people in terms of making accurate assessments,” Hagen said.
Photo: On average, viewers thought gun wielders were taller and stronger than those holding drills or caulking guns. Credit: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times