ERIC Number: EJ941912
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Helping American Soldiers in Time of War: Reply to Comments on the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness Special Issue
Seligman, Martin E. P.
American Psychologist, v66 n7 p646-647 Oct 2011
Seligman responds to the comments made about the January 2011 "American Psychologist" "Special Issue on Comprehensive Soldier Fitness" (CSF). Seligman proposed an entire issue of on the topic of CSF to encourage psychologists to come to the aid of our government, and he urges psychologists not to be discouraged by this tactic. He and his coauthors in the special issue are proud to provide their knowledge and their skills to American soldiers. They dearly hope these interventions work and that soldiers benefit. They are strongly for peace and for conflict resolution, and that is what advocacy directed to Congress and to the White House is for. The Army, however, carries out the orders of our politicians, and in doing so, deserves the very best that psychology can offer by way of prevention and treatment.
Descriptors: Military Personnel, War, Well Being, Holistic Approach, Physical Health, Mental Health, Conflict Resolution, Psychologists, Job Training, Military Training, Outcomes of Education, Program Evaluation, Evidence, Adjustment (to Environment), Intervention, At Risk Persons
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Adult Education
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Identifiers - Location: United States