ERIC Number: EJ911313
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
Comprehensive Soldier Fitness and the Future of Psychology
Seligman, Martin E. P.; Fowler, Raymond D.
American Psychologist, v66 n1 p82-86 Jan 2011
Psychology responded to the national needs in World War I and World War II and was itself transformed. National need calls a third time: unprecedented levels of posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, suicide, and anxiety along with a need for a resilient Army capable of meeting the persistent warfare of the foreseeable future. As a large part of the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program, positive psychology is meeting this need with new tests, with new fitness courses, and with resilience training. These developments may transform the practice of psychology and psychology's relation to medicine and education.
Descriptors: Military Personnel, Personnel Evaluation, Mental Health, War, Psychology, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Depression (Psychology), Intelligence Tests, Adjustment (to Environment), National Security
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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