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Grossman, Dave

Overview
Works: 33 works in 142 publications in 5 languages and 6,867 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  War fiction  Documentary films  Educational films  Oral histories  Nonfiction films  History  Internet videos 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Commentator
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Dave Grossman
On killing : the psychological cost of learning to kill in war and society by Dave Grossman( Book )

31 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 predators and that killing is as natural as eating. But Lieutenant Colonel Dave Grossman, a psychologist and U.S. Army Ranger, demonstrates this is not the case. The good news, according to Grossman - drawing on dozens of interviews, first-person reports, and historic studies of combat, ranging from Frederick the Great's battles in the eighteenth century through Vietnam - is that the vast majority of soldiers are loath to kill. In World War II, for instance, only 15 to 25 percent of combat infantry were willing to fire their rifles. The provocative news is that modern armies, using Pavlovian and operant conditioning, have learned how to overcome this reluctance. In Korea about 50 percent of combat infantry were willing to shoot, and in Vietnam the figure rose to over 90 percent. The bad news is that by conditioning soldiers to overcome their instinctive loathing of killing, we have drastically increased post-combat stress - witness the devastated psychological state of our Vietnam vets as compared with those from earlier wars. And the truly terrible news is that contemporary civilian society, particularly the media, replicates the army's conditioning techniques and - according to Grossman's controversial thesis - is responsible for our rising rates of murder and violence, particularly among the young. In the explosive last section of the book, he argues that high-body-count movies, television violence (both news and entertainment), and interactive point-and-shoot video games are dangerously similar to the training programs that dehumanize the enemy, desensitize soldiers to the psychological ramifications of killing, and make pulling the trigger an automatic response
Stop teaching our kids to kill : a call to action against TV, movie & video game violence by Dave Grossman( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 1,571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is perhaps no bigger or more important issue in America at present than youth violence. Jonesboro; Paducah; Pearl, Mississippi; Stamps, Arkansas; Conyers, Georgia; and, of course, Littleton, Colorado. We know them all too well, and for all the wrong reasons: kids, some as young as eleven years old, taking up arms and, with deadly, frightening accuracy, murdering anyone in their paths. What is going on? According to the authors, there is blame to be laid right at the feet of the makers of violent video games (called "murder trainers" by one expert), the TV networks, and the Hollywood movie studios -- the people responsible for the fact that children witness literally thousands of violent images a day. The authors offer incontrovertible evidence, much of it based on recent major scientific studies and empirical research, that movies, TV, and video games are not just conditioning children to be violent -- and unaware of the consequences of that violence -- but are teaching the very mechanics of killing. Their book is a much-needed call to action for every parent, teacher, and citizen to help our children and stop the wave of killing and violence gripping America's youth. And, most important, it is a blueprint for us all on how that can be achieved
Assassination generation : video games, aggression, and the psychology of killing by Dave Grossman( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author of the landmark work 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 how to kill. Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, who in his perennial bestseller On Killing revealed 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, and casually savage behavior can warp the mind--with potentially deadly results. This book will kickstart a new national conversation about video games and the epidemic of mass murders that they have unleashed.--Adapted from dust jacket
On combat : the psychology and physiology of deadly conflict in war and in peace by Dave Grossman( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Will war ever end? : a soldier's vision of peace for the 21st century by Paul Chappell( )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once in a great while, a book is written that substantially changes the way people think about a particular subject. Will War Ever End? is such a book. Written as a "manifesto for waging peace" by an active duty captain in the US Army, Will War Ever End? challenges readers to think about peace, war and violence in radically new ways. "Are human beings naturally violent?". "What is hatred?". "How can love overcome the power of hatred?". "How does nonviolence overcome the power of violence?". "How can we prove that unconditional love makes us psychologically healthy and that hatred, just like an
The Two-Space war by Dave Grossman( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Centuries into the future, humankind journeys between the stars by using the mysterious realm of Two-Space, but Thomas Melville soon discovers that some of the alien races he encounters could embroil Earth in an intergalactic war
On killing : [the psychological cost of learning to kill in war and society] by Dave Grossman( Recording )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of killing in wartime and what it means for society reveals that violent movies, TV, and video games are similar to military training programs that dehumanize the enemy
The war with earth by Leo Frankowski( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Combat : the Psychology and Physiology of Deadly Conflict in War and in Peace by Dave Grossman( Recording )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at what happens to the human body under the stresses of deadly battle and the impact on the nervous system, heart, breathing, visual and auditory perception, memory--then discusses new research findings as to what measures warriors can take to prevent such debilitations so they can stay in the fight, survive, and win
Warrior mindset : mental toughness skills for a nation's defenders : performance psychology applied to combat by Michael J Asken( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. (Amazon)
Kren of the Mitchegai by Leo Frankowski( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Assassination generation : video games, aggression, and the psychology of killing by Dave Grossman( Recording )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 audiobook will become the focus of a new national conversation about video games and the epidemic of mass murders that they have unleashed
Wer hat unseren Kindern das Töten beigebracht? : Ein Aufruf gegen Gewalt in Fernsehen, Film und Computerspielen( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in German and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

GEO-5 for business : impacts of a changing environment on the corporate sector by Dave Grossman( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

GEO-5 for Business is written for business leaders who are responsible for ensuring that risks and opportunities are understood, addressed, and turned into long-term competitive advantage for their companies. The report assesses the operational, market, reputational, and policy implications of environmental trends on ten business sectors. It is based on information derived from existing science, business, policy, and other literature.--Back cover
Comment la télévision et les jeux vidéo apprennent aux enfants à tuer : tuer n'est pas naturel à l'être humain : tuer s'apprend : notes sur le cas américain by Dave Grossman( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in French and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tuer son prochain n'est pas un geste naturel. On doit apprendre à le faire. La thèse défendue par l'auteur est que, à travers la violence télévisuelle banalisée et les jeux vidéo du style "viser-tirer", nous conditionnons nos enfants à tuer de la même manière que l'armée ou la police conditionne son personnel à tuer, et, qui plus est, à tuer avec une efficacité effrayante ! Un cri d'alarme documenté et convaincant. Un texte suivi d'une analyse tranchante sur les nombreux autres problèmes que soulève la consommation de plus en plus précoce et massive de "la fée cathodique" par nos enfants. Fausse école mais vraie manipulatrice, elle écarte à son profit ces futurs consommateurs de la réalité, en renvoyant une image du monde simpliste et déformée. Violente, racoleuse et commerciale, la télévision empêche nos enfants de penser
Radical evil( Visual )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Radical evil is a documentary asking why ordinary people become mass murderers. Its particular focus is on Nazi soldiers who murdered Jewish civilians with pistols and rifles in the years 1941 to 1943. About two million Jewish civilians are estimated to have been killed by these death squads in Eastern Europe
The war against earth by Leo Frankowski( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sensō ni okeru hitogoroshi no shinrigaku by Dave Grossman( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in Japanese and Polish and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bulletproof mind : prevailing in violent encounters-- and after( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A presentation, addressed to military and law enforcement personnel, on being in lethal combat
Teaching kids to kill by Dave Grossman( Visual )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This lecture presentation by Dave Grossman discusses the effects of media violence on kids
 
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On killing : the psychological cost of learning to kill in war and society
Alternative Names
Dave Grossman American writer

Dave Grossman Amerikaans psycholoog

Dave Grossman escritor estadounidense

Dave Grossman US-amerikanischer Militärpsychologe

Grossman, Dave

Grossman Dave 1956-....

Grossman, Dave A.

Grossman, David 19..-...

Grossman, David A.

Grossman, David A., 1956-

Grossman, David A. (Major)

دافيد جروسمان، 1954-

그로스먼, 데이브

グロスマン, デーヴ

Languages
English (111)

French (5)

Japanese (5)

German (3)

Polish (2)

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Stop teaching our kids to kill : a call to action against TV, movie & video game violenceOn combat : the psychology and physiology of deadly conflict in war and in peaceWill war ever end? : a soldier's vision of peace for the 21st centuryThe Two-Space warOn killing : [the psychological cost of learning to kill in war and society]The war with earthWarrior mindset : mental toughness skills for a nation's defenders : performance psychology applied to combatKren of the MitchegaiThe war against earth