On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society (Revised and Updated) [MultiFormat]
by Dave Grossman
The good news is that the vast majority of soldiers is loath to kill in battle. Unfortunately, modern armies, using Pavlovian and operant conditioning, have developed sophisticated ways of overcoming this instinctive aversion. The psychological cost for soldiers, as witnessed by the increase in post-traumatic stress, is devastating. The psychological cost for the rest of us is even more so: contemporary civilian society, particularly the media, replicates the army's conditioning techniques and, ... more info>> (Published: 1995)
Words: 115659 - Reading Time: 330-462 min.
Category: General Nonfiction
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