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"This book will be very useful to the young men and women who choose careers as military professionals. The country is indebted to the authors and editors of this book, and to those who read and will benefit from it."—Paul Ekman, PhD, professor emeritus of psychology, University of California, San Francisco
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"This book is timely and long overdue. For our men and women in the profession of arms, and for their families, the challenges of the twenty-first century are as complex as the myriad roles and environments in which they serve. This book represents more than just a guide to survival. Based on the most current wisdom in psychology and related sciences, it is a resource for thriving in military life and service."—Brig. Gen. Dana H. Born, USAF, Dean of Faculty, U.S. Air Force Academy
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"This well-written treatise reminds the reader of the wide spectrum of psychological and physical challenges associated with the profession of arms. More importantly, the authors set forth a truly encyclopedic variety of useful information about how soldiers, sailors, and airmen, along with those who are close to them, might best respond to these challenges. If you serve in the military or have a relationship with someone who does, this is a worthwhile read."—Lt. Gen. Ervin J. Rokke, USAF (Ret.), PhD; former president of the National Defense University
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"Psychological preparation for combat is immensely important. Every military leader should read A Warrior's Guide to Psychology and Performance. This book will help them improve soldier resiliency, strengthen unit cohesion, and steel soldiers and units against post-traumatic stress and the various dysfunctions that come with it."—Brig. Gen. Herbert R. McMaster, USA, PhD; Chief of Concept Development and Experimentation, Army Capabilities Integration Center; author of Dereliction of Duty
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About the Author

Lt. Col. George R. Mastroianni, USAR (Ret.), served as an experimental psychologist in the U.S. Army and is currently a professor of psychology at the U.S. Air Force Academy. He lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Barbara Palmer is an experimental psychologist with extensive experience in military research and development and human systems integration. She lives in Dayton, Ohio.

Col. David M. Penetar, USA (Ret.), served as a U.S. Army research psychologist. Currently a psychopharmacologist at McLean Hospital, affiliated with Harvard Medical School, he has remained active in army research and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Victoria Tepe is a behavioral neuroscientist with more than twenty years of professional research experience in academic, medical, and military settings. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 182 pages
  • Publisher: Potomac Books; 1st edition (January 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1597975451
  • ISBN-13: 978-1597975452
  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,786,020 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Thomas M. Magee on December 9, 2012
Format: Paperback
This book is amazing. It touches on what seems like 50 different subjects in 140 short pages. It is the first useful handbook for the soldier to condition the mind. Past references might touch on a piece of this like induction or how to deal with stress or what to expect when you get home. This book gives the reader an all comprehensive approach. The book provides some great information people can apply to their lives the minute they read it. Few other books, outside of the bible can claim that.

Now the book isn't very deep. It only gives a reader a brief 10,000 foot look at the problem. At the back of the book the authors gives a reader other places to look for help or more information.

I especially liked the chapter on stress. What the authors had to say could help anyone, in or out of the military. The authors show the link between mind, body and sprite. They give great advice on what to do to mitigate the effects of stress on your life. You get tips on how diet, exercise, and support can help or adversely impact your fight against stress.

The material is very timely. Their is many references to battle in Iraq and Afghanistan. They even talk about the unique issues facing the Reservist and National Guardsman. That angle is almost always forgotten but this book covers that too.

Great book, a must for anyone of any rank in the military. If a person has issues with how to handle stress they also will enjoy this book.
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There is a lot of common knowledge that can be found elsewhere than in this book, overall, it is still a good read.
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