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On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society



The good news is that most soldiers are loath to kill. But armies have developed sophisticated ways of overcoming this instinctive aversion. And contemporary civilian society, particularly the media, replicates the army’s conditioning techniques, and, according to Lt. Col. Dave Grossman’s thesis, is responsible for our rising rate of murder among the young.

Upon its initial publication, ON KILLING was hailed as a landmark study of the techniques the military uses to overcome the powerful…

On Killing

ISBN 10 : 9781497629202
ISBN 13 : 1497629209

A controversial psychological examination of how soldiers’ willingness to kill has been encouraged and exploited to the detriment of contemporary civilian society. Psychologist a..


On Killing

ISBN 10 : 9788892513495
ISBN 13 : 8892513494

The twentieth century, with its bloody world wars, revolutions, and genocides accounting for hundreds of millions dead, would seem to prove that human beings are incredibly vicious..


On Killing The Psychological Cost Of Learning To Kill In War And Society

ISBN 10 : 9788892513488
ISBN 13 : 8892513486

The twentieth century, with its bloody world wars, revolutions, and genocides accounting for hundreds of millions dead, would seem to prove that human beings are incredibly vicious..


On Combat

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Looks at the effect of deadly battle on the body and mind and offers new research findings to help prevent lasting adverse effects...


Assassination Generation

ISBN 10 : 9780316265966
ISBN 13 : 0316265969

The author of the 400,000-copy bestseller On Killing reveals how violent video games have ushered in a new era of mass homicide--and what we must do about it. Paducah, Kentucky, 19..


Stop Teaching Our Kids To Kill

ISBN 10 : 9780307429452
ISBN 13 : 0307429458

There is perhaps no bigger or more important issue in America at present than youth violence. Columbine, Sandy Hook, Aurora: We know them all too well, and for all the wrong reason..


Trained To Kill

ISBN 10 : 0801881668
ISBN 13 : 9780801881664

A distinguished psychiatrist confronts the dark side of the human mind as he explores the simultaneous lure of violence and the effects of war on soldiers, discussing how the conce..


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