Survival psychology

John Leach

Research output: Book/ReportBook


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.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBasingstoke
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages232
ISBN (Print)9780333518557 (pbk.), 9780333518540 (hbk.)
Publication statusPublished - 1994


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