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Culture, Society and Praxis

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Main Theme / Tema Central

Abstract

Jeff Kasik examines a question of profound ethical implications: should the US army employ psychological methods and tactics in training? The article critically explores empirical evidence found in the literature.

What is the cost of Army Psychology? In monetary terms it probably runs in the millions. But the true cost is the one related to discipline and perception. The use of psychological theory and practice in the army does not always have to have negative connotations. It is just an unfortunate conclusion that there have been more negative than positive aspects in its history.

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