Paul Valent

Paul Valent

Consultant liaison psychiatrist, psychotherapist, traumatologist,
Co-founder and past president Australasian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies,

Wars for Symbols: Encyclopedia of Trauma

This paper examines radiations of aggressive biological drives into symbols. The symbols may be very far removed from objective dangers which made our forebears fight each other, but they hold the same valence as they did in the jungle. Wars for symbols may be highly irrational.
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Publication Author: Charles Figley. Sage. Publication Date: 2012 Categories:

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