Building Psychological Resilience in Military Personnel: Theory and Practice
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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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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
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Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
Binding: Cloth Text
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.25" long x 0.75" tall
|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|
|About the Editors|