Perpetration-Induced Traumatic Stress: The Psychological Consequences of Killing

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Index

a
Abortion practitioners, 71-81 , 138 , 148
Action-addictive syndrome, 101 , 102 .
See also Addiction to trauma
Acute reactions, 7-8 , 32-34 , 72-74 , 84 , 121
Addams, Jane, 2 , 13 , 161 , 168
Addiction to trauma, 88 , 101-102 , 133 , 140-142
Adrenaline, 34 , 100 , 101 , 132 , 140 , 157
Aggression:
combat addiction, 101-102 ;
functions, 24-26 , 130-131 ;
personality trait, 99 , 134-135 ;
rage, 14 , 104 ;
Rorschach, 51 ;
testosterone, 133
Alcohol, 7 , 14 , 17 , 47 , 147
Alienation, 18 , 25 , 97 , 121
Alternative explanations:
abortion, 80-81 ;
battle intensity, 16-17 ;
despair, 64 ;
executioners, 40-42 ;
fear, 162 ;
overreporting, 18 , 152 ;
personality traits, 51 ;
stigma, 148 ;
time direction, 158-159
Amnesia, 7 , 61-62
Amygdala, 133
Animals:
experiments, 87 , 92 , 148 , 154-155 , 164 ;
killing of, 87-88
Antisocial personality, 135-136
Anxiety, 6-7 , 32 , 48 , 115
Arousal, 5 , 6 , 22 , 24 , 95-96 , 106 , 110
Artistic literature, 23 , 63-65 , 118-125
Assisted suicide, 88-89
Atrocities, as a variable, 1-2 , 13-14 , 15 , 20 , 21-22 , 97-99 , 135
Auschwitz, 46 , 48 , 53 , 138
Authoritarian personality, 13 , 99 , 135
Avoidance:
combat veterans, 19 , 20 , 97 ;
cultural differences, 109-110 ;
distancing, 103-104 ;
executioners, 37-38 ;
factor analysis, 97 ;
homicide cases, 65-66 , 68 ;
lack of expression, 163 ;
Nazis, 46 ;
PTSD definition, 4-5 , 6 ;
stigma, 113-114
Aztecs, 89

b
Babies, 73 , 75 , 138
Battle intensity, 14 , 16-17 , 24 , 93 , 102 , 174-175
Berry, James, 35 , 36-37 , 38-40 , 113
Bierce, Ambrose, 90 , 122
Biology of PTSD, 62 , 92 , 132-134 , 150
Blocked emotions. See Restricted affect
Blood sports, 88 , 141-142
Bombing, 22-23 , 86

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iv
  • Contents vi
  • Foreword vii
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Chapter 1 - Perpetration-Induced Traumatic Stress 1
  • References 12
  • Chapter 2 - Combat Veterans 13
  • Chapter 3 - Executioners 31
  • Chapter 4 - A Historical Case: the Nazis 45
  • Chapter 5 - Both Sides of Law Enforcement 57
  • Chapter 6 - Is It Violence?: Abortion Practitioners 71
  • Chapter 7 - Other Groups to Study 83
  • Chapter 8 - Implications for Psychology 91
  • Chapter 9 - Social Implications 109
  • References 125
  • Chapter 10 - Research Agenda 127
  • Chapter 11 - Technical Aspects of Research 147
  • Chapter 12 - Conclusion 161
  • Appendix - Statistics from the National Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Study 173
  • Bibliography 183
  • Index 193
  • About the Author 199
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