Men are needed today more than ever. We as a species are being confronted with more and more violence every day.
My guest, Lieutenant Colonel Dave Grossman, a leading expert in the field of psychology and physiology of violence shares why homicides are skyrocketing, why the world needs more sheepdogs, what happens to our bodies when we’re in combat, and how to handle yourself when confronted with violence.
“We have got to know what happens to us BEFORE we get into combat.” Tweet That— Lt. Col. Dave Grossman
Lieutenant Colonel Dave Grossman, is a retired Airborne Ranger infantry officer, and a prior-service sergeant and paratrooper, with a total of over 23 years experience in leading U.S. soldiers worldwide.
He is also an internationally recognized scholar, author, soldier, and speaker who is one of the world’s foremost experts in the field of human aggression and the roots of violence and violent crime.
Col. Grossman is a former West Point psychology professor, Professor of Military Science, and an Army Ranger who has combined his experiences to become the founder of a new field of scientific endeavour, which has been termed “killology.” He has made revolutionary new contributions to our understanding of killing in war, the psychological costs of war, the root causes of the current “virus” of violent crime that is raging around the world, and the process of healing the victims of violence, in war and peace.
His books, On Killing and On Combat have been also placed on the U.S. Marine Corps Commandant’s Required Reading List.
He has presented papers before the national conventions of the American Medical Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the American Psychological Association, and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Colonel Grossman has presented to over 100 different colleges and universities worldwide, and has trained educators and law enforcement professionals, in the field of school safety, at the state and regional level, in all 50 states and over a dozen foreign nations.
“We have fed death and violence to a generation and, now, they’re feeding it back to us.” Tweet That— Lt. Col. Dave Grossman
Show Highlights and What You’ll Learn
- Why Lt. Colonel Dave Grossman has made the study of violence his life’s work
- The harmful effect of violent video games on children
- The impact of ‘perceptual distortions’ when confronted with violence
- Why the homicide rate is skyrocketing
- Why the world is craving for sheepdogs
- Why violence continues to increase despite our best efforts to keep it under control
- What to do when you find yourself in a violent situation
- The first step to developing resiliency
“We have failed as men to protect our children.” Tweet That— Lt. Col. Dave Grossman
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“Discipline is the hallmark of a man.” Tweet That— Lt. Col. Dave Grossman
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“Only the sheepdog loves enough to die for other people’s loved ones.” Tweet That— Lt. Col. Dave Grossman