Accession Number : ADA140806

Title :   Military Psychology: An Overview,

Corporate Author : NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Nemeth,C ; Wiskoff,M F

PDF Url : ADA140806

Report Date : May 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : Military psychology may be viewed as the conduct of research or practice of psychological principles within a military environment. It is often considered to be a microcosm of the field of psychology, using nearly every branch of the discipline; industrial, organizational, general, experimental, physiological, clinical, statistical, and human factors are only some of the areas incorporated by military psychology. Military clinical psychologists are primarily assigned to medical inpatient and outpatient facilities where they develop mental health programs and provide counseling. They conduct psychological testing and manage and operate programs addressing specific needs (for example, reducing drug, alcohol, or family related problems). In addition, military clinical psychologists are consultants to the military community on problems that may include discipline, organizational effectiveness, and applicant screening for highly sensitive jobs (e.g., jobs associated with nuclear energy).

Descriptors :   *Military psychology, *Military personnel, *Mental health, Patients, Psychological tests, Mental disorders, Jobs, Human resources

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE