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Posted: 11/18/2012 1:07:53 PM EST
I am doing research for a semester project for ROTC, and I am having trouble finding resources. What I am looking for is psychological studies that professionals have done to further understand and mitigate the effects of survivor's guilt, PTSD, and hyper vigilance.

A point in the right direction would be of great help.

Thanks!
Link Posted: 11/18/2012 5:35:33 PM EST
On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society.- LTC Dave Grossman. He cites a bunch of references he utilized in the authoring of his book, but the book its self, is a really good source. Easy to understand, and a very interesting read for any Service member IMO.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 3:48:24 AM EST
Wikipedia is a good place to find references, just not usually accepted as a source itself by acedemia.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 7:21:36 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/19/2012 7:31:07 AM EST by OklahomaSam]
Do you have access through your school to scholarly journal databases like JSTOR, EBSCO, and Sage?

The EBSCO psychology database in particular should have a lot of information on what you're researching.

ETA:

You can usually find out if your school has access though this website or by calling your school library.

Apparently not through the website.

EBSCO




Link Posted: 11/19/2012 10:47:04 AM EST
Originally Posted By 94five0:
On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society.- LTC Dave Grossman. He cites a bunch of references he utilized in the authoring of his book, but the book its self, is a really good source. Easy to understand, and a very interesting read for any Service member IMO.


Grossman can be a good source for references but I found his book sorely lacking. It's really just a complilation of existing literature; there is very little if anything original in it.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 2:25:58 PM EST
Originally Posted By 94five0:
On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society.- LTC Dave Grossman. He cites a bunch of references he utilized in the authoring of his book, but the book its self, is a really good source. Easy to understand, and a very interesting read for any Service member IMO.


I actually have On Combat, by LTC Grossman as a reference.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 3:49:00 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/22/2012 4:01:09 PM EST by chad9949]
Try a search on "Moral Injury". It's different than PSTD because you can have PTSD after traumatic events where morals aren't an issue. But it might be something you'd be interested in because the recent studies deal with the affects of war.

Look at the left of the page for links on PTSD and scroll down for other references:
http://www.ptsd.va.gov/professional/pages/moral_injury_at_war.asp

Research on PTSD to narrow it down a little:
http://www.ptsd.va.gov/professional/pages/fslist-research.asp
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