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Description - Handbook of Military Psychology by Reuven Gal

"The Handbook of Military Psychology" describes the scope of military psychology and how the branches of psychology are applied in military settings, the similarities and differences within multi-national and multi-service settings, the historical basis for the development and application of psychological principles in multi-service military settings, and the ongoing research and applications of military psychology. The volume editors have brought together a team of authors under the leadership of section editors who examine all areas in the field of military psychology: assessment, leadership, human factors, environmental factors, individual and group behaviour, clinical and organizational applications and special groups and special issues. The chapters include an up-to-date overview of the given subject, a historical review of the field, a critical analysis of the applications and an extensive bibliography.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780471920458
ISBN-10: 0471920452
Format: Hardback
(254mm x 196mm x 49mm)
Pages: 812
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 2-Aug-1991
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Reuven Gal

REUVEN GAL, previously chief psychologist of the Israeli Defense Forces, has also served as a combat officer in the IDF and retired with the rank of colonel. He received his BA and MA degrees in psychology at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. Dr Gal has served as a senior research associate at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Washington DC and as a visiting professor in military education at Boston University. He is currently the director of the Israeli Institute for Military Studies, and teaches military psychology at the IDF s Staff and Command School. He has published articles on behavior under stress, military psychology, heroism in combat, and related subjects in many academic journals, and has published three previous books in the area of military psychology. A. DAVID MANGELSDORFF received his BA from Dartmouth College, MA and PhD degrees in psychology from the University of Delaware, MA in English from St. Mary s University of San Antonio, Texas, and an MPH degree from the University of Texas School of Public Health. He is a fellow of both the American Psychological Association and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr Mangelsdorff is an adjunct professor at the University of Texas School of Public Health and a clinical assistant professor of family practice at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He serves as associate editor (clinical/health) for the journal Military Psychology and on the editorial board of the Journal of Traumatic Stress. His research areas include stress, disasters, health psychology, and retention factors. He remains active in the Army reserves as the psychology staff officer for Headquarters, Health Services Command.