On Combat: The Psychology and Physiology of Deadly Conflict in War and in Peace

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Product code: 00332

ISBN: 978-617-664-271-8

Publish year: 2023

Series: The Command Officers’ Library

Genre: Psychology, Military literature

Age categories: Adult

Cover: Hardcover

Amount: 720 pages

Size: 20×13 см

On Combat: The Psychology and Physiology of Deadly Conflict in War and in Peace
Dave Grossman, Loren Christensen

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What does happen to the human body under the influence of stress in a deadly encounter? What about the nervous system, heart, breathing, vision and hearing, and memory? What do modern warriors need to avoid reaching nervous exhaustion and continue fighting to survive and win? The authors of this book, Lieutenant Colonel Dave Grossman, a former U.S. Army Ranger and lecturer in psychology at West Point, and Loren Christensen, an experienced police officer and Vietnam War veteran, answer these and other questions facing combatants and law enforcement officers. The reader will learn about the psychological evolution of combat operations; about the development of techniques that increase the effectiveness of military personnel and their psychological endurance and help them to emerge from the toxic environment of deadly combat with a stronger body and spirit. The book is included in the list of recommended readings at the U.S. Military Academy and the FBI Academy.

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A retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel and one of the world’s leading experts in military psychology, human aggression, and the origins of violent crime. He is a U.S. Army Ranger, a paratrooper, and a former West Point Psychology Professor. More details
A recognized expert on martial arts, self-defense, street gangs, and police survival. He retired from the Portland, Oregon Police Bureau in 1997 after 29 years of law enforcement, including three years in the U.S. Army Military Police, during which he also served in Vietnam. He has testified in courts as an expert on police use of force. Since retiring, he has devoted his time to martial arts training and his writing career. He is currently the author of about 70 published books, including not only specialized literature on martial arts, police methods, PTSD, mental preparation for violence, exercise, military subculture, etc., but also works of fiction, three of which have become bestsellers. More details
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