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On killing : the psychological cost of learning to kill in war and society, Dave Grossman

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On killing : the psychological cost of learning to kill in war and society
Title
On killing
Title remainder
the psychological cost of learning to kill in war and society
Statement of responsibility
Dave Grossman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
CGP
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Grossman, Dave
Dewey number
355.0019
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
U22.3
LC item number
.G76 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Combat
  • Psychology, Military
  • Homicide
  • Violence
  • Violence
  • Psychology, Military
  • Homicide
  • War
  • Violence
Label
On killing : the psychological cost of learning to kill in war and society, Dave Grossman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: 1995
  • "Back Bay books."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [348]-352) and index
Contents
  • The weight of exhaustion
  • The mud of guilt and horror
  • The wind of hate
  • The well of fortitude
  • The burden of killing
  • The blind men and the elephant
  • Killing and physical distance : from a distance, you don't look anything like a friend.
  • Distance : a qualitative distinction in death
  • Killing at maximum and long range : never a need for repentance or regret
  • Killing at mid- and hand-grenade range : "you can never be sure it was you"
  • Killing and the existence of resistance : a world of virgins studying sex.
  • Killing at close range : "I knew that it was up to me, personally, to kill him"
  • Killing at edged-weapons range : an "intimate brutality"
  • Killing at hand-to-hand-combat range
  • Killing at sexual range : "the primal aggression, the release, and orgasmic discharge"
  • An anatomy of killing : all factors considered.
  • The demands of authority : Milgram and the military
  • Group absolution : "the individual is not a killer, but the group is"
  • Emotional distance : "to me they were less than animals"
  • The nature of the victim : relevance and payoff
  • Aggressive predisposition of the killer : avengers, conditioning, and the 2 percent who like it
  • Fight or flight, posture or submit
  • All factors considered : the mathematics of death
  • Killing and atrocities : "no honor here, no virtue".
  • The full spectrum of atrocity
  • The dark power of atrocity
  • The entrapment of atrocity
  • A case study in atrocity
  • The greatest trap of all : to live with that which thou hath wrought
  • The killing response stages : what does it feel like to kill?
  • The killing response stages
  • Applications of the model : murder-suicides, lost elections, and thoughts of insanity
  • Nonfirers throughout history
  • Killing in Vietnam : what have we done to our soldiers?
  • Desensitization and conditioning in Vietnam : overcoming the resistance to killing
  • What have we done to our soldiers? : the rationalization of killing and how it failed in Vietnam
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder and the cost of killing in Vietnam
  • The limits of human endurance and the lessons of Vietnam
  • Killing in America : what are we doing to our children?
  • A virus of violence
  • Desensitization and Pavlov's dog at the movies
  • B.F. Skinner's rats and operant conditioning at the video arcade
  • Social learning and role models in the media
  • Why can't Johnny kill?
  • The resensitization of America
  • The nature and source of resistance
  • Killing and combat trauma : the role of killing in psychiatric casualties.
  • The nature of psychiatric casualties : the psychological price of war
  • The reign of fear
Control code
ocm36544198
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st pbk. ed.
Extent
xxxiv, 366 p.
Isbn
9780316330114
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)36544198
Label
On killing : the psychological cost of learning to kill in war and society, Dave Grossman
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: 1995
  • "Back Bay books."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [348]-352) and index
Contents
  • The weight of exhaustion
  • The mud of guilt and horror
  • The wind of hate
  • The well of fortitude
  • The burden of killing
  • The blind men and the elephant
  • Killing and physical distance : from a distance, you don't look anything like a friend.
  • Distance : a qualitative distinction in death
  • Killing at maximum and long range : never a need for repentance or regret
  • Killing at mid- and hand-grenade range : "you can never be sure it was you"
  • Killing and the existence of resistance : a world of virgins studying sex.
  • Killing at close range : "I knew that it was up to me, personally, to kill him"
  • Killing at edged-weapons range : an "intimate brutality"
  • Killing at hand-to-hand-combat range
  • Killing at sexual range : "the primal aggression, the release, and orgasmic discharge"
  • An anatomy of killing : all factors considered.
  • The demands of authority : Milgram and the military
  • Group absolution : "the individual is not a killer, but the group is"
  • Emotional distance : "to me they were less than animals"
  • The nature of the victim : relevance and payoff
  • Aggressive predisposition of the killer : avengers, conditioning, and the 2 percent who like it
  • Fight or flight, posture or submit
  • All factors considered : the mathematics of death
  • Killing and atrocities : "no honor here, no virtue".
  • The full spectrum of atrocity
  • The dark power of atrocity
  • The entrapment of atrocity
  • A case study in atrocity
  • The greatest trap of all : to live with that which thou hath wrought
  • The killing response stages : what does it feel like to kill?
  • The killing response stages
  • Applications of the model : murder-suicides, lost elections, and thoughts of insanity
  • Nonfirers throughout history
  • Killing in Vietnam : what have we done to our soldiers?
  • Desensitization and conditioning in Vietnam : overcoming the resistance to killing
  • What have we done to our soldiers? : the rationalization of killing and how it failed in Vietnam
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder and the cost of killing in Vietnam
  • The limits of human endurance and the lessons of Vietnam
  • Killing in America : what are we doing to our children?
  • A virus of violence
  • Desensitization and Pavlov's dog at the movies
  • B.F. Skinner's rats and operant conditioning at the video arcade
  • Social learning and role models in the media
  • Why can't Johnny kill?
  • The resensitization of America
  • The nature and source of resistance
  • Killing and combat trauma : the role of killing in psychiatric casualties.
  • The nature of psychiatric casualties : the psychological price of war
  • The reign of fear
Control code
ocm36544198
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st pbk. ed.
Extent
xxxiv, 366 p.
Isbn
9780316330114
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)36544198

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