Recent years have seen remarkable improvements in survival training and technology, yet most people still perish quickly in the face of adversity. This book considers the psychology of human survival: how groups and individuals behave before, during and after life-threatening events. Both short- and long-term survival are addressed as well as the psychological consequences of hunger, thirst, cold, heat, crowding, isolation, fatigue and sleep deprivation. The essence of this work is distilled into a set of principles for psychological first-aid for use in the field.
|Place of Publication||Basingstoke|
|Number of pages||232|
|ISBN (Print)||9780333518557 (pbk.), 9780333518540 (hbk.)|
|Publication status||Published - 1994|