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Head strong : how psychology is revolutionizing war

Author: Michael D Matthews
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2020] ©2020
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Revised and expanded editionView all editions and formats
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"Since the publication of the first edition of Head Strong: How Psychology is Revolutionizing War in 2014, developments in military psychology have been rapid and important. So much so, that this revised edition is necessary to accurately capture the vital role that psychology continues to play in 21st century military success. The ideas contained in the first edition influenced emerging doctrine in the Army's Human  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Matthews, Michael D..
Head strong
New York : Oxford University Press, 2020.
(DLC) 2019047211
(OCoLC) 1127067436
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael D Matthews
ISBN: 9780197510933 0197510930 9780190870492 0190870494 9780190870485 0190870486
OCLC Number: 1127062651
Description: 1 online resource (xxxii, 324 pages) : color illustrations
Contents: Acknowledgments to the First Edition --
Psychological Science and the Art of War --
The Right Soldier for the Right Job --
Turning Civilians Into Soldiers --
Cognitive Dominance: Soldiers and Systems That Outthink the Enemy --
Human Performance Optimization --
Tough Hearts: Building Resilient Soldiers --
Character --
Winning Hearts and Minds --
This is Not Your Father's (or your Mother's) Army --
When the Going Gets Rough, the Rough Get Going: Leading in Combat --
Leading Others in the Digital Age --
The Twenty-First-Century Patton --
Building Better Soldiers Through Science --
Spin-Offs: A Better World Through Military Psychology --
Psychology, War, Peace, and Ethics.
Other Titles: How psychology is revolutionizing war
Responsibility: Michael D. Matthews.

Abstract:

"Since the publication of the first edition of Head Strong: How Psychology is Revolutionizing War in 2014, developments in military psychology have been rapid and important. So much so, that this revised edition is necessary to accurately capture the vital role that psychology continues to play in 21st century military success. The ideas contained in the first edition influenced emerging doctrine in the Army's Human Dimension, and informed military leaders around the globe of ways that psychological science and practice may be leveraged to improve combat effectiveness. Many of the predictions made in the first edition have come true, and new and exciting products of military psychology now offer novel ways of impacting military outcomes. This revised edition of Head Strong updates the 13 chapters included in the first edition with breaking news in military psychology, and adds new material to augment those chapters. Two entirely new chapters are included in this edition. The first is on character and discusses how to measure it, how to develop it, and how character plays a vital role in the performance of individual soldiers and their units. The second new chapter is based on a year-long special assignment the author spent working as a Fellow for the Army Chief of Staff's Strategic Studies Group, and captures the rapid developments in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, and other disciplines that may help the military optimize soldier and unit performance. Like the other topics in Head Strong, these two new chapters have significant applicability to non-military organizations including schools, corporations, and sports teams. Taken together, the updates and new chapters make Head Strong, Revised Edition essential reading for anyone interested in how the military, and by extension other organizations, may leverage psychology to improve performance."--

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PRAISE FOR THE PREVIOUS EDITION Matthews believes that a better grasp of how humans understand and adapt to their environments would improve the selection and preparation of fighters in armed forces. Read more...

 
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