The Handbook of Military Psychology

Janice H. Laurence and Michael D. Matthews

in The Oxford Handbook of Military Psychology

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780195399325
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

The Handbook of Military Psychology

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There is an important and critical link between psychology and the military. Given the relevance of the study of human behavior to the profession of arms, military psychology represents the concatenation of the numerous specialties and subfields of the discipline in the context of the military. Military psychology contributes to recruiting, training, socializing, assigning, employing, deploying, motivating, rewarding, maintaining, managing, integrating, retaining, transitioning, supporting, counseling, and healing military members. These areas are hardly distinct, and the chapters in this handbook have contents that cross these boundaries. However, the handbook’s material has been organized into five sections: (1) Clinical Psychology, (2) General Psychological Contributions to Eclectic Emerging Concerns, (3) Industrial/Organizational Psychology, (4) Applied Experimental Psychology, and (5) Social Psychology.

Keywords: military psychology; clinical psychology; industrial/organizational psychology; applied experimental psychology; social psychology

Article.  1810 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Social Psychology ; Organizational Psychology

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