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The Psychosocial Aspects and Nature of Killing 

The Psychosocial Aspects and Nature of Killing
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The Psychosocial Aspects and Nature of Killing
Author(s):

Richard J. Hughbank

and Dave Grossman

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780199928262.003.0053
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date: 13 December 2019

Killing is a reactionary element driven by a stronger motivation. Those motivations could stem from self-preservation such as in combat or in the form of self-defense. Others can be a by-product of anger, or rage, or driven by religious or political motivations. Regardless, there are multiple psychosocial aspects involved in the killing process.

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