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Il nostro Soldato Saggi di Psicologia Militare

Nature volume 101, pages 201202 (16 May 1918) | Download Citation



THIS work is a study of the psychology of the soldier, and embraces an analysis of the various psychological processes which come into play during the events of the war. The author, who has made the most of his opportunities during the periods of mobilisation, preparation for fighting, and. actual warfare, has conducted a careful inquiry into the causes predisposing to cowardice as well as heroism. Every possible condition which influences the soldier's life has received attention at the writer's hands: the combatant's original bias of mind, his antecedent social life and habits, his training in camp and in the trenches, and all forms of discipline which teach him to consider himself one of a crowd united by spiritual bonds to each other for a common purpose.

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