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On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society (Revised edition)

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The good news is that the vast majority of soldiers are 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, according to Lt. Col. Dave ...

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0316040932

/ ISBN-13:

9780316040938

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On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society
2009, Back Bay Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780316040938

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On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society
2009, Little Brown and Company, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781600245930

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On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society
1996, Back Bay Books

ISBN-13: 9780316330114

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On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society
1995, Little Brown and Company, Boston, MA

ISBN-13: 9780316330008

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