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A Psychologist's Thoughts on Clinical Practice, Behavior, and Life

Reasons Why Soldiers Can Grow to Love War

1. It is a time of great intensity when feelings are heightened and life takes on new meaning.
2. During wartime, sports terminology such as “winning” and “losing” are used, battle thus being experienced as a game.
3. War allows soldiers great freedom to behave without fear of punishment, even to engage in acts which are ordinarily  Read More 
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Deception and Self-Deception in War and Life

During World War I, the British General Sir Douglas Haig presided over the greatest slaughter of that country's armed forces in history. Virtually every family had a member who was killed or wounded and the grief nearly led to revolution. There were over a million dead, a half-million missing, and two million wounded. This  Read More 
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