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Author Rosen, Stephen Peter, 1952-
Title War and human nature / Stephen Peter Rosen.
Imprint Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [2005]

Subject War.
War -- Psychological aspects.
Description 1 online resource (211 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-203) and index.
Contents Emotions, memory, and decision making -- Status, testosterone, and dominance -- Stress, distress, and war termination -- Of time, testosterone, and tyrants -- Where do we go from here.
Summary Why did President John F. Kennedy choose a strategy of confrontation during the Cuban missile crisis even though his secretary of defense stated that the presence of missiles in Cuba made no difference? Why did large numbers of Iraqi troops surrender during the Gulf War even though they had been ordered to fight and were capable of doing so? Why did Hitler declare war on the United States knowing full well the power of that country?War and Human Nature argues that new findings about the way humans are shaped by their inherited biology may help provide answers to such questions.
Note Print version record.
Local Note JOHN CARROLL: JSTOR Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
ISBN 9781400826360 (electronic bk.)
1400826365 (electronic bk.)
0691116008 (cl. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 438732540
Additional Format Print version: Rosen, Stephen Peter, 1952- War and human nature. Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2005 0691116008 9780691116006 (DLC) 2003065590 (OCoLC)53954244