Stress theory is investigated
since cohesion mitigates stress. As an individual is exposed to a combat incident the way that stress is coped with
will determine if they will stay around or try to run away from the threat. A yerk-dobson inverted-U function determines
how the performance of an individual will decrease as stress increases, thus making the perception that the situation is becoming
unmanageable. This inverted-U function in related to the heart rate, which is a good thermostat on perceived stress.
These relation ships can be seen in the figure below: