Feb 19, 2018
"We have learned more about the psychology and physiology of
combat in the last 50 years than in the previous 5,000 years put
together." - LT. COL. Dave Grossman
I've known Dave Grossman for decades. From long before 9-11. A mutual passion for studying violence, specifically, the link between physiology and psychology, cemented our friendship.
Dave was the first person to really study it in a scholarly fashion and has authored several books on the subject.
We discuss so many things on this call from violence to sleeping habits, his knowledge-base is astounding. Listening to Dave is always thought-provoking. Enjoy this talk.
Dave has five patents to his name, has published four novels, two children's books, and six non-fiction books to include his “perennial bestseller” On Killing (with over half a million copies sold), and a New York Times best-selling book co-authored with Glenn Beck.
He is a US Army Ranger, a paratrooper, and a former West Point Psychology Professor. He has a Black Belt in Hojutsu, the martial art of the firearm, and has been inducted into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame.
KILLOLOGY, (n): The scholarly study of the destructive act, just as sexology is the scholarly study of the procreative act. In particular, killology focuses on the reactions of healthy people in killing circumstances (such as police and military in combat) and the factors that enable and restrain killing in these situations.