Military Psychology: Concepts, Trends and Interventions

Military Psychology: Concepts, Trends and Interventions

By: Vineeth V. Kumar (editor), Nidhi Maheshwari (editor)Hardback

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A useful book that deals with a number of psychological issues surfacing in military and paramilitary forces. Military Psychology: Concepts, Trends and Interventions offers various psychological theories that are not only significant in the context of soldiers but also help to strengthen the capability of military and paramilitary forces during combat and non-combat operations. Stressing on the psycho-social well-being of the soldiers, this book offers insights into military psychological issues, such as soldier selection, combating stress, instances of misconduct, psychological operations, optimism, resilience and hardiness training, gender bias, value-based leadership, familial well-being and the future warfare. The global case studies in the book offer lessons for India and other countries where military and para-military forces are engaged in dealing with both external and internal extremism.

About Author

Nidhi Maheshwari, Ph.D., is a Scientist at the Strategic Behaviour Division, Defence Institute of Psychological Research (DIPR), Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Ministry of Defence, Government of India, Delhi. She specializes in the area of Strategic Behaviour Analysis, particularly Assessment and Management of Psycho-bio-social Markers of Combat Stress Behaviours, Combat Motivation and Morale, Rumour and Propaganda Management (Psychological Operations), as well as Special Forces Profiling. She has obtained her doctorate degree from University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. As a psychologist, Dr Maheshwari has been employed at various Services Selection Board (SSB) for the assessment and selection of officers of Indian Army, Navy and Air Force. As the principal investigator, she has pursued several research projects for Indian Armed Forces. Also, several need-based assessment tools and manuals have been developed and delivered by her. Besides her contribution to various books and journals, she has authored a field guide on assessment and management of combat stress behaviours for Indian soldiers. She has conducted various training programmes on strategic issues in numerous fields and forward locations of Northern and Eastern Command of the Indian Armed Forces. She has also been a guest speaker cum faculty to various seminars/courses at institutions such as National Security Guard (NSG), Army War College and Military Intelligence Training School and Depot, apart from various leading universities of India. She has been a recipient of the research fellowship namely NET-JRF by University Grants Commission in 2001. She is also, the Young Scientist Awardee (2006) and the Technology Group Awardee (2011). In 2013, her book on military psychology entitled Sainya Manovigyan was awarded the DRDO Rajbhasha Award. She is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP), the Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA), the Centre for Land Warfare Studies (CLAWS), the Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI), the Industrial Psychiatry Association of India (IPAI) and the National Academy of Psychology (NAOP). Vineeth V. Kumar, Ph.D., is Associate Professor at the School of Management, BML Munjal University, Gurgaon, Haryana. He has over 13 years of experience in teaching, training and research in behavioural sciences. He has been awarded doctorate in psychology from University of Rajasthan. His subjects of interest include psychometric testing and assessment, applied psychology, organizational behaviour, positive psychology and military psychology. He has published several research papers in peer-reviewed national and international journals. His pursuits have been in the arena of positive psychology-based interventions for nurturing holistic well-being. Dr Kumar has been a faculty with Amity University; SRM University, Tamil Nadu and the Indian Institute of Health Management and Research (IIHMR), Jaipur. Over the years, he has been actively undertaking management development and training programmes for management professionals, defence scientists and service personnel. He has organized several international conferences in the arena of positive psychology-based interventions and has been the editor of the Journal of Human and Work Management and associate editor of the Amity Journal of Applied Psychology. He is a member of the APA and the Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA).


Foreword - Manas K. Mandal Preface Introduction - Nidhi Maheshwari and Vineeth V. Kumar I: PSYCHOLOGICAL CONCEPTS AND TRENDS IN MILITARY CONTEXT Military Psychology: The Centurion Phenomenon - Nidhi Maheshwari, Vineeth V Kumar and N P Singh Intelligence and Aptitude Testing - Gurpreet Kaur, Dinika Anand and Soumi Awasthy Biographical Inventory for Selection - Suresh A, Arunima Gupta and Sucheta Sarkar Human Landscape of War - Joseph Miller Stereotype Threat and Marksmanship Performance - Emerald M Archer Misconduct Behaviours in Armed Forces - Pankaj Kumar Sharma, Ashutosh Ratnam and T Madhusudhan Psychological Operations in Warfare - Ron Schleifer Future Warfare and Mind Control - Swati Johar and Updesh Kumar II: PSYCHOLOGICAL INTERVENTIONS IN MILITARY CONTEXT The Secret Weapon of Optimism - Eyal Lewin Building Soldier Resilience - Michael D. Matthews Training Hardiness for Stress Resilience - Paul T Bartone, Jarle Eid and Sigurd W. Hystad Promoting Psychosocial Health of Disaster First Responders - Sujata Satapathy Value-based Leadership - Vidushi Pathak, Anju Rani and Sneha Goswami Familial Pathways to Soldier Effectiveness - Archana and Updesh Kumar Countering Terrorism: Interrogating Communication Oversight - James Okolie-Osemene Winning Hearts and Building Peace - Amparo Pamela H Fabe Beyond Century: The Future of Military Psychology - Nidhi Maheshwari and Vineeth V Kuma Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9789351506300
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 372
  • ID: 9789351506300
  • weight: 540
  • ISBN10: 9351506304

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