Search - List of Books by Dave Grossman

Lieutenant Colonel Dave Grossman is an author who has specialized in the study of the psychology of killing, which has been termed 'killology'.

In February 1998 Col. Grossman retired from the military as Professor of Military Science at Arkansas State University. His career includes service in the US Army as a sergeant in the US 82nd Airborne Division, a platoon leader in the 9th Division, a general staff officer, a company commander in the 7th Infantry Division as well as a parachute infantryman, a US Army Ranger and a teacher of psychology at West Point.

Col. Grossman's first book, The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society is an analysis of the physiological processes involved with killing another human being. In it, he reveals evidence that most people have a phobic-level response to violence, and that soldiers need to be specifically trained to kill. In addition, he details the physical effects that violent stresses produce on humans, ranging from tunnel vision, changes in sonic perception, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Col. Grossman argues that the techniques used by armies to train soldiers to kill are mirrored in certain types of video games. The conclusion he draws is that playing violent video games, particularly Light gun shooters and First-person shooters, train children in the use of weapons and, more importantly, harden them emotionally to the task of murder by simulating the killing of hundreds or thousands of opponents in a single typical video game.

His second book, The Psychology and Physiology of Deadly Conflict in War and in Peace, is an extension of the first, intended to provide coping strategies for dealing with the physiological and psychological effects of violence for people forced to kill in their line of work (soldiers and police officers).

Col. Grossman uses blunt language that draws the ire of gamers - during the heights of video game controversy, he was interviewed on the content of his books, and repeatedly used the term "murder simulator" to describe first-person shooter games.

Since his retirement from the Army, Col. Grossman has founded the Killology Research Group and continues to educate law enforcement officers and soldiers in the techniques he has studied for improving outcomes in lethal encounters. He also speaks at civilian events on ways to reduce violence in society and deal with the aftermath of violent events such as school shootings.

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Total Books: 18
Assassination Generation Video Games Aggression and the Psychology of Killing
Assassination Generation Video Games Aggression and the Psychology of Killing
On Combat The Psychology and Physiology of Deadly Conflict in War and in Peace
The Two-Space War
2005 - The Two-space War [Two-Space War, Bk 1] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781416509288
ISBN-10: 1416509283
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
 5

Kren of the Mitchegai
2005 - Kren of the Mitchegai [Boy and His Tank, Bk 3] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781416509028
ISBN-10: 141650902X
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 2

The War with Earth
2004 - The War with Earth (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780743498777
ISBN-10: 0743498771
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 9

On Combat
2004 - On Combat (Paperback)Paperback, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780964920514
ISBN-10: 0964920514
Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting
  • Currently 4.8/5 Stars.
 3

The Two-Space War
2004 - The Two-space War (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780743471886
ISBN-10: 0743471881
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Wer hat unseren Kindern das Tten beigebracht Ein Aufruf gegen Gewalt in Fernsehen Film und Videospielen
Stop Teaching Our Kids to Kill  A Call to Action Against TV Movie and Video Game Violence
2001 - Stop Teaching Our Kids to Kill a Call to Action Against Tv Movie and VIdeo Game VIolence (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780609806678
ISBN-10: 060980667X
Genre: Parenting & Relationships
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 1

Freddi Fish The Missing Letters Mystery
2000 - Freddi Fish the Missing Letters Mystery (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781570649486
ISBN-10: 1570649480
Genre: Children's Books
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Mission to the Moon
2000 - Mission to the Moon [Pajama Sam] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781570649509
ISBN-10: 1570649502
Genres: Children's Books, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Freddi Fish The Big Froople Match
2000 - Freddi Fish the Big Froople Match (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781570649479
ISBN-10: 1570649472
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 4.8/5 Stars.
 4

On Killing The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society
1996 - On Killing the Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780316330114
ISBN-10: 0316330116
Genres: History, Health, Fitness & Dieting
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
 13

On Killing The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society
1995 - On Killing the Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780316330008
ISBN-10: 0316330000
Genre: History
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 2

On Killing The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society