The Oxford Handbook of Military Psychology by Janice H. Laurence

The Oxford Handbook of Military Psychology

EditorJanice H. Laurence, Michael D. Matthews

Hardcover | March 8, 2012

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The critical link between psychology and the military is imprtant to recruiting, training, socializing, assigning, employing, deploying, motivating, rewarding, maintaining, managing, integrating, retaining, transitioning, supporting, counseling, and healing military members. These areas arehardly distinct, and the chapters in The Oxford Handbook of Military Psychology have contents that cross these boundaries.Collectively, the topics covered in this volume describe the myriad ways in which modern psychology influences warfare and vice versa. The extensive topics included come from within the areas of clinical, industrial/organizational, experimental, engineering, and social psychology. The contributorsare top international experts in military psychology - some uniformed soldiers, others academics and clinicians, and others civilian employees of the military or other government agencies. They address important areas in which the science and practice of psychology supports military personnel intheir varied and complex missions. Among the topics addressed here are suitability for service, leadership, decision making, training, terrorism, socio-cultural competencies, diversity and cohesion, morale, quality-of-life, ethical challenges, and mental health and fitness. The focus is the ways in which psychology promotes thedecisive human dimension of military effectiveness. Collectively, the 25 topical chapters of this handbook provide an overview of modern military psychology and its tremendous influence on the military and society as a whole.

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Janice H. Laurence, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Adult and Organizational Development, Temple University, and editor of the journal Military Psychology. Dr. Laurence recently retired as Director, Research and Analysis, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Personnel and Readiness, Pentagon. Michael D. Matthews, Ph.D., is Profes...

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Title:The Oxford Handbook of Military PsychologyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:464 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.98 inPublished:March 8, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Contents1. Janice H. Laurence and Michael D. Matthews: The Handbook of Military Psychology: An Introduction2. Rhonda L. Cornum and Paul B. Lester: Comprehensive Soldier Fitness: Why? and Why Now?3. Amy W. Wagner and Matthew Jakupcak: Combat-Related Stress Reactions and Suicide among US Veterans of War-Time Service4. Rebecca I. Porter: Physical Injuries; Psychological Treatment5. Thomas J. Williams, James J. Picano, Robert R. Roland, and Paul Bartone: Operational Psychology: Foundation, Applications, and Issues6. Stephen Behnke and Olivia Moorehead-Slaughter: Ethics, Human Rights, and Interrogations: The Position of the American Psychological Association7. Ragnhild B. Lygre and Jarle Eid: In Search for Psychological Explanations of Terrorism8. Neal A. Puckett and Marcelyn Atwood: Crime on the Battlefield: Military Fate or Individual Choice?9. Montgomery McFate, Britt Damon, Robert Holliday: What Do Commanders Really Want To Know? US Army Human Terrain System Lessons Learned From Iraq and Afghanistan10. Jarle Eid, Francois Lescreve, and Gerry Larsson: An International Perspective on Military Psychology11. Michael G. Rumsey: Military Selection and Classification in the United States12. James J. Picano and Robert R. Roland: Assessing Psychological Suitability for High-Risk Military Jobs13. Donald J. Campbell: Leadership in Dangerous Contexts: A Team-Focused, Replenishment-of-Resources Approach14. Paul B. Lester and Gretchen R. Vogelgesang: Swift Trust in ad hoc Military Organizations: Theoretical and Applied Perspectives15. Gerry Larsson: Leader Development in Natural Context16. Michael D. Matthews: Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Factors in Soldier Performance17. Uzi Ben-Shalom, Yehiel Klar, and Yizhaq Benbenisty: Characteristics of Sense-making in Combat18. Gerald P. Krueger: Military Engineering Psychology: Setting the Pace for Exceptional Performance19. Stephen L. Goldberg: Psychology's Contribution to Military Training20. Nita Lewis Miller, Panagiotis Matsangas and Aileen Kenney: The Role of Sleep in the Military: Implications for Training and Operational Effectiveness21. Marissa L. Shuffler, Davin Pavlas, and Eduardo Salas: Teams in the Military: A Review and Emerging Challenges22. Morten G. Ender: Boredom: Groundhog Day as Metaphor for Iraq23. Karin De Angelis and David R. Segal: Minorities in the Military24. Armando X. Estrada: Gay Service Personnel in the US Military: History, Progress and A Way Forward25. Bradford Booth and Suzanne Lederer: Military Families in an Era of Persistent Conflict26. Diane M. Ryan and Lolita M. Burrell: What They Deserve: Quality of Life in the U.S. Military27. Michael D. Matthews and Janice H. Laurence: Conclusion and Emerging Issues