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The Psychology of the Peacekeeper


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A multinational team of scientists catalogs the stressors and benefits for combat-trained soldiers deployed on peacekeeping missions.

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Preface Foreword Fundamental Issues in Studying the Peacekeeper The Psychology of the Peacekeeper: An Introductory Framework by Thomas W. Britt and Amy B. Adler Considerations when Conducting Psychological Research During Peacekeeping Missions: The Scientist and the Commander by Carl Andrew Castro Social Psychological Issues in Peacekeeping The Social Identity of Peacekeeping by Volker C. Franke Prejudice and the Peacekeeper by Kurt A. Boniecki and Thomas W. Britt Can Participation in Peacekeeping Missions be Beneficial? The Importance of Meaning as a Function of Attitudes and Identity by Thomas W. Britt Industrial/Organizational Psychology Issues in Peacekeeping Task Identification and Skill Deterioration in Peacekeeping Operations by Robert A. Wisher Work Motivation and the Peacekeeper by Maria Grazia Galantino Organizational Behavior and the U.S. Peacekeeper by Thomas and Carl Andrew Castro Health Psychology in Peacekeeping The Nature of Peacekeeping Stressors by Amy B. Adler, Brett T. Litz, and Paul T. Bartone Coping with Peacekeeping Stress by Christian Moldjord, Lars K. Fossum, and Are Holen The Soldier Adaptation Model (SAM): Applications to Peacekeeping Research by Paul D. Bliese and Carl Andrew Castro Clinical Psychology in Peacekeeping The Psychological Challenge of Peacekeeping Operations by Lars Weisaeth Psychological Interventions in Peace Support Operations: Current Practices and Future Challenges by Megan M. Thompson and Luigi Pasto Postraumatic Stress Disorder Following Peacekeeping Operations by Brett T. Litz, Matt J. Gray, and Elisa Bolton Cross-Cultural Psychology in Peacekeeping Cooperation and Coordination Across Cultures in the Peacekeeping Forces: Individual and Organizational Integrating Mechanisms by Efrat Elron, Nir Halevy, Eyal Ben Ari, and Boas Shamir Cross-cultural Issues in Peacekeeping Operations by Joseph Soeters and Miepke Bos-Bakx African Peacekeeping and the Impact on African Military Personnel by 'Funmi Olonisakin Future Directions The Psychology of the Peacekeeper: Common Themes and Future Directions by Amy B. Adler and Thomas W. Britt Index

About the Author

THOMAS W. BRITT is Associate Professor of Psychology at Clemson University.AMY B. ADLER is a Senior Research Psychologist and Science Coordinator with the U.S. Army Medical Research Unit-Europe, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Heidelberg, Germany.


.,."Offers lessons as to how various peacekeeping experiences can translate into psychological realities for the peacekeeper, and stimulates further research questions....An indispensable resource for a broad range of interests, including those of management, psychology, political and military sciences and sociology."-Julian Barling, Ph.D. Editor, The Journal of Occupational Health Psychology Associate Dean, School of Business, Queen's University

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