On Combat

The Psychology and Physiology of Deadly Conflict in War and in Peace

Author: Dave Grossman,Loren W. Christensen

Publisher: Human Factor Research Group Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 403

View: 2201

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

The Psychology and Physiology of Deadly Conflict in War and in Peace

Author: Dave Grossman,Loren W. Christensen

Publisher: Human Factor Research Group Incorporated

ISBN: 9780964920545

Category: History

Page: 403

View: 1493

Advertising for this marvelous work states, "a ground-breaking examination of what it takes to perform, cope and survive in the toxicity of deadly combat as a soldier in a foreign land and a police officer in the mean streets of urban America." It really is all that, and more... Outstanding isn't a strong enough word to describe it. If you are a soldier, a police officer, a martial artist, the holder of a concealed weapons permit, or just live in a bad neighborhood you really ought to read this book. Both authors really know what they're talking about, clearly able to articulate hard won wisdom in this well-written and comprehensive tome. Their thought-provoking, insightful work definitively examines every aspect of the psychology and physiology of deadly conflict.
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On Combat

The Psychology and Physiology of Deadly Conflict in War and in Peace

Author: Dave Grossman,Loren W. Christensen

Publisher: Human Factor Research Group Incorporated

ISBN: 9780964920514

Category: Psychology

Page: 395

View: 3766

A brief, but insightful look at history shows the evolution of combat, the development of the physical and psychological leverage that enables humans to kill other humans, followed by an objective examination of domestic violence in America. The authors reveal the nature of the warrior, brave men and women who train their minds and bodies to go to that place from which others flee. After examining the incredible impact of a few true warriors in battle, On Combat presents new and exciting research as to how to train the mind to become inoculated to stress, fear and even pain. Expanding on Lt. Col. Grossman's popular "Bulletproof mind" presentation, the book explores what really happens to the warrior after the battle, and shows how emotions, such as relief and self-blame, are natural and healthy ways to feel about having survived combat. A fresh and highly informative look at post traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD) details how to prevent it, how to survive it should it happen, how to come out of it stronger, and how to help others who are experiencing it.On Combat looks at the critical importance of the debriefing, when warriors gather after the battle to share what happened, critique, learn from each other and, for some, begin to heal from the horror. The reader will learn a highly effective breathing technique that not only steadies the warrior's mind and body before and during the battle, but can also be used afterwards as a powerful healing device to help separate the emotion from the memory.Concluding chapters discuss the Christian/Judeo view of killing in combat and offers powerful insight that Lt. Col. Grossman has imparted over the years to help thousands of warriors understand and come to terms with their actions in battle. A final chapter encourages warriors to always fight for justice, not vengeance, so that their remaining days will be healthy ones filled with pride for having performed their duty morally and ethically.This information-packed book ploughs new ground in its vision, in its extensive new research and startling findings, and in its powerful, revealing quotes and anecdotes from top people in the warrior community, people who have faced the toxic environment of deadly combat and now share their wisdom to help others. On Combat is easy to read and powerful in scope. It is a true classic that will be read by new and veteran warriors for years to come.
Posted in Psychology

Warrior Mindset

Mental Toughness Skills for a Nation's Peacekeepers

Author: Dr. Michael Asken,Loren W. Christensen,Lt. Col. Grossman

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 0964920573

Category: Psychology

Page: 253

View: 764

Mental toughness is esssential for elite human performance and especially in high stress situations. While mental toughness is a singular value in both military and law enforcement training and missions, too often, there is a disconnect between tallking about and actually training it. Warrior MindSet defines mental toughness and describes its critical need and function in the face of the performance degrading effects of combat, mission or response stress. Warrior MindSet provides the psychological skills that comprise mental toughness to optimze performance, success, safety and survival in the field.
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On Killing

The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society

Author: Dave Grossman

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497629209

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

View: 6528

A controversial psychological examination of how soldiers’ willingness to kill has been encouraged and exploited to the detriment of contemporary civilian society. Psychologist and US Army Ranger Dave Grossman writes that the vast majority of soldiers are loath to pull the trigger in battle. Unfortunately, modern armies, using Pavlovian and operant conditioning, have developed sophisticated ways of overcoming this instinctive aversion. The mental cost for members of the military, as witnessed by the increase in post-traumatic stress, is devastating. The sociological cost for the rest of us is even worse: Contemporary civilian society, particularly the media, replicates the army’s conditioning techniques and, Grossman argues, is responsible for the rising rate of murder and violence, especially among the young. Drawing from interviews, personal accounts, and academic studies, On Killing is an important look at the techniques the military uses to overcome the powerful reluctance to kill, of how killing affects the soldier, and of the societal implications of escalating violence.
Posted in Social Science

Assassination Generation

Video Games, Aggression, and the Psychology of Killing

Author: Dave Grossman,Kristine Paulsen

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316265969

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 4348

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, 1997: a 14-year-old boy shoots eight students in a prayer circle at his school. Littleton, Colorado, 1999: two high school seniors kill a teacher, twelve other students, and then themselves. Utoya, Norway, 2011: a political extremist shoots and kills sixty-nine participants in a youth summer camp. Newtown, Connecticut, 2012: a troubled 20-year-old man kills 20 children and six adults at the elementary school he once attended. What links these and other horrific acts of mass murder? A young person's obsession with video games that teach to kill. Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, who in his perennial bestseller On Killingrevealed that most of us are not "natural born killers" - and who has spent decades training soldiers, police, and others who keep us secure to overcome the intrinsic human resistance to harming others and to use firearms responsibly when necessary - turns a laser focus on the threat posed to our society by violent video games. Drawing on crime statistics, cutting-edge social research, and scientific studies of the teenage brain, Col. Grossman shows how video games that depict antisocial, misanthropic, casually savage behavior can warp the mind - with potentially deadly results. His book will become the focus of a new national conversation about video games and the epidemic of mass murders that they have unleashed.
Posted in Social Science

Stop Teaching Our Kids to Kill

A Call to Action Against TV, Movie and Video Game Violence

Author: Dave Grossman,Gloria Degaetano

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0804139350

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

View: 3089

A retired lieutenant colonel and the founder of the Parent Coaching institute join forces to make the case that violence in media and games conditions children to take it for granted as an acceptable part of life and trains them to be successful instigators of violence. Original.
Posted in Family & Relationships

Leadership and Training for the Fight

Using Special Operations Principles to Succeed in Law Enforcement, Business, and War

Author: Paul R. Howe

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1616083042

Category: Reference

Page: 420

View: 6181

Tested and effective leadership and teaching advice based on riveting combat stories from a Special Operations veteran.
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Terror at Beslan

A Russian Tragedy with Lessons for America's Schools

Author: John Giduck

Publisher: Deer Creek Awards

ISBN: 9780976775300

Category: History

Page: 429

View: 3814

Posted in History

Sharpening the Warrior's Edge

Author: Bruce K. Siddle

Publisher: Human Factor Research Group Incorporated

ISBN: 9780964920507

Category: Psychology

Page: 148

View: 1969

Sharpening The Warrior's Edge is the first text which examines survival and combat performance from a scientific perspective. Author Bruce K. Siddle methodically brings together one hundred years of research which identifies the relationship between survuval stress, the heart rate and combat performance. Beyond mere theory, the test explains ... why combat performance and reaction time deteriorates under the effects of survival stress, why and how perceptual and visual narrowing occurs during combat, an insight into Survival Stress Management techniques designed for combat, how to develop a training methodology which combines educational psychology, neurobiology, principles of learning and motor learning research. Most importantly, Siddle explores the psychological and spiritual components which establish the warrior mindset. This pioneering text is a must read for present -day warriors, or anyone involved in use of force, combat or martial arts training.
Posted in Psychology

Once a Warrior--Always a Warrior

Navigating the Transition from Combat to Home--Including Combat Stress, PTSD, and mTBI

Author: Charles Hoge

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762762098

Category: Psychology

Page: 328

View: 6872

The essential handbook for anyone who has ever returned from a war zone, and their spouse, partner, or family members. Being back home can be as difficult, if not more so, than the time spent serving in a combat zone. It's with this truth that Colonel Charles W. Hoge, MD, a leading advocate for eliminating the stigma of mental health care, presents Once a Warrior—Always a Warrior, a groundbreaking resource with essential new insights for anyone who has ever returned home from a war zone. In clear practical language, Dr. Hoge explores the latest knowledge in combat stress, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), mTBI (mild traumatic brain injury), other physiological reactions to war, and their treatment options. Recognizing that warriors and family members both change during deployment, he helps them better understand each other's experience, especially living with enduring survival skills from the combat environment that are often viewed as “symptoms” back home. The heart of this book focuses on what's necessary to successfully navigate the transition—“LANDNAV” for the home front. Once a Warrior—Always a Warrior shows how a warrior's knowledge and skills are vital for living at peace in an insane world.
Posted in Psychology

The Mental Edge, Revised

Author: Loren W. Christensen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780879471880

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 146

View: 9712

Posted in Body, Mind & Spirit

Secrets of Mental Marksmanship

How to Fire Perfect Shots

Author: Linda K. Miller,Keith Cunningham

Publisher: Paladin Press

ISBN: 9781581607215

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 222

View: 6587

There is one thing that all marksmen—whether they're soldiers, cops, hunters, or competitive shooters—agree on: only hits count. Depending on your role, it may be more important to be faster or it may be more important to be ­precise, but in the end it's the shooter who can achieve perfect shots on demand, all the time, who wins. To fire a perfect shot, you need to bring together a mix of very specific conditions into that single moment when the trigger breaks. Some of the required conditions are technical, some of them are physical, but the requirements that are most important—and most elusive—are the mental skills. Once you have mastered the mental skills required to fire the perfect shot, you will find they're the same for any gun, any time, anywhere. Secrets of Mental Marksmanship is a detailed guide to developing conscious and subconscious powers that will elevate your ­marksmanship practice, training, and performance to the level of expert shooters. Keith Cunningham and Linda Miller—both champion shooters and master instructors, with decades of experience in the field and on the range—provide a set of tools that can be used to acquire and access the mental skills needed to perform to the best of your ability. True ­stories from military and ­l­aw-­enforcement professionals, seasoned hunters, and world-class competitors illustrate key points about marksmanship in the field, on the range, and on the streets. By mastering the tools, skills, and ­lessons ­outlined in this book, you will be able to get into "the zone" and produce the perfect shot under pressure and on demand, whenever you look through the sights of a gun.
Posted in Sports & Recreation

Courage After Fire

Coping Strategies for Troops Returning from Iraq and Afghanistan and Their Families

Author: Keith Armstrong,Suzanne Best,Paula Domenici

Publisher: Ulysses Press

ISBN: 156975277X

Category: Psychology

Page: 280

View: 4724

Posted in Psychology

Gates of Fire

Author: Steven Pressfield

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780553904055

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 9945

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Steven Pressfield's The Profession. The national bestseller! At Thermopylae, a rocky mountain pass in northern Greece, the feared and admired Spartan soldiers stood three hundred strong. Theirs was a suicide mission, to hold the pass against the invading millions of the mighty Persian army. Day after bloody day they withstood the terrible onslaught, buying time for the Greeks to rally their forces. Born into a cult of spiritual courage, physical endurance, and unmatched battle skill, the Spartans would be remembered for the greatest military stand in history--one that would not end until the rocks were awash with blood, leaving only one gravely injured Spartan squire to tell the tale....
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The Two-Space War

Author: Dave Grossman,Leo Frankowski

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781416509288

Category: Fiction

Page: 519

View: 3963

Six hundred years into the future, humankind journeys between the stars by using Two-Space, a mysterious realm that uses sentient wooden ships to travel a universe hostile to technology, but Lt. Thomas Melville soon discovers that some of the alien races he encounters are none too friendly and could embroil Earth in a vast intergalactic war. Reprint.
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Patriarch Run

Author: Benjamin Dancer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781942280224

Category:

Page: 270

View: 2481

Nine years ago, Jack Erikson was deployed to China to protect the United States from a cyberattack. Now, suffering from a drug-induced amnesia, he is unable to recognize his own son. What Jack knows for sure is that an elite group of operators is determined to kill him. What he does not yet remember is that he controls a cyber weapon powerful enough to return human civilization to the Stone Age. If Jack lives long enough to piece together his mission and his identity, he will be forced to choose between the fate of humankind and that of his own family. Readers of Cormac McCarthy and Peter Heller will appreciate the suspense and the Western setting. In his thrilling literary debut, Benjamin Dancer also explores the timeless themes of fatherhood and the fraying fabric of global stability.
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The Mission, The Men, and Me

Lessons from a Former Delta Force Commander

Author: Pete Blaber

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101443197

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 5576

"A book about the complexities of combat that's just as applicable for dealing with the complexities of business and our personal lives." (Kevin Sharer, Chairman & CEO, Amgen) As a commander of Delta Force-the most elite counter-terrorist organization in the world-Pete Blaber took part in some of the most dangerous, controversial, and significant military and political events of our time. Now he takes his intimate knowledge of warfare-and the heart, mind, and spirit it takes to win-and moves his focus from the combat zone to civilian life. As the smoke clears from exciting stories about neverbefore-revealed top-secret missions that were executed all over the globe, readers will emerge wiser, more capable, and more ready for life's personal victories than they ever thought possible.
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Left of Bang

How the Marine Corps' Combat Hunter Program Can Save Your Life

Author: Patrick Van Horne,Jason A. Riley

Publisher: Black Irish Books

ISBN: 1936891182

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 240

View: 9747

"At a time when we must adapt to the changing character of conflict, this is a serious book on a serious issue that can give us the edge we need.” —General James Mattis, USMC, Ret. "Left of Bang offers a crisp lesson in survival in which Van Horne and Riley affirm a compelling truth: It's better to detect sinister intentions early than respond to violent actions late. Left of Bang helps readers avoid the bang." —Gavin de Becker, bestselling author of The Gift of Fear "Rare is the book that is immediately practical and interesting. Left of Bang accomplishes this from start to finish. There is something here for everyone in the people business and we are all in the people business." —Joe Navarro, bestselling author of What Every BODY is Saying. "Left of Bang is a highly important and innovative book that offers a substantial contribution to answering the challenge of Fourth Generation war (4GW)." —William S. Lind, author of Maneuver Warfare Handbook "Like Sun Tzu's The Art of War, Left of Bang isn't just for the military. It's a must read for anyone who has ever had a gut feeling that something's not quite right...be it walking down the street, sitting in a corporate boardroom, or even entering an empty home." --Steven Pressfield, bestselling author of The Lion's Gate, The Warrior Ethos and Gates of Fire “An amazing book! Applying the lessons learned during the longest war in American history, and building on seminal works like The Gift of Fear and On Combat, this book provides a framework of knowledge that will bring military, law enforcement, and individual citizens to new levels of survival mindset and performance in life-and-death situations. Left of Bang is an instant classic.” --Lt. Colonel Dave Grossman, U.S. Army Ret., author of On Combat and On Killing -- You walk into a restaurant and get an immediate sense that you should leave. -- You are about to step onto an elevator with a stranger and something stops you. -- You interview a potential new employee who has the resume to do the job, but something tells you not to offer a position. These scenarios all represent LEFT OF BANG, the moments before something bad happens. But how many times have you talked yourself out of leaving the restaurant, getting off the elevator, or getting over your silly “gut” feeling about someone? Is there a way to not just listen to your inner protector more, but to actually increase your sensitivity to threats before they happen? Legendary Marine General James Mattis asked the same question and issued a directive to operationalize the Marine Corps’ Combat Hunter program. A comprehensive and no-nonsense approach to heightening each and every one of our gifts of fear, LEFT OF BANG is the result.
Posted in Health & Fitness