Building Psychological Resilience in Military Personnel: Theory and Practice

ISBN-10: 1433813319

ISBN-13: 9781433813313

Edition: 2013

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Description: Military personnel and their families face innumerable challenges. Deployed soldiers are exposed to a wide range of stressors, from the continuous, low-level experience of living in a strange and austere environment for a lengthy period of time, to acute, traumatic events that occur during combat, all of which can lead to long-term psychological problems like PTSD, depression, and substance abuse, and even suicide. Back home, husbands and wives of deployed soldiers face an increased likelihood of depression, anxiety and sleep disorders, while their children are more likely to exhibit behavioral issues and negative outcomes in school. In the face of these persistent problems, researchers have consistently identified resilience, a term derived from the psychological and psychiatric literature, as perhaps the single most important factor predicting successful outcomes for military personnel and their families. In this book, editors Robert Sinclair and Thomas Britt and a distinguished group of researchers investigate the concept of resilience, its essential role in normal psychological development, and its relevance within various occupational contexts unique to the military. In the second part of the book, the authors evaluate existing programs for developing and maintaining resilience that have been implemented in various branches of our armed forces.

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Book details

List price: $69.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
Binding: Cloth Text 
Pages: 256
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Contributors
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Meaning and Importance of Military Resilience
Understanding Resilience: Personal and Organizational Determinants
Personality and Psychological Resilience in Military Personnel
Morale and Cohesion as Contributors to Resilience
Situational Factors and Resilience: Facilitating Adaptation to Military Stressors
The Role of Transformational and Ethical Leadership in Building and Maintaining Resilience
Building Resilience: Models and Programs
Cognitive Behavioral Methods for Building Resilience
Fostering Resilience Across the Deployment Cycle
Resilience in Military Families: A Review of Programs and Empirical Evidence
Comprehensive Soldier Fitness: Underscoring the Facts, Dismantling the Fiction
Military Resilience: Conclusions and Future Directions
Resilience in a Military Occupational Health Context: Directions for Future Research
Military Resilience: Remaining Questions and Concluding Comments
Index
About the Editors
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