The Science Behind Psychological Warfare

Psychological warfare techniques involve the analysis of long-term psychological strengths and weaknesses of both individuals and societies to ascertain their most vulnerable points.

On an individual level, this is accomplished based on the use of Personality Psychology and Combat Psychiatry with the goal of identifying "psychological phenomena applicable to the development of psychological weapons" The 2 main questions of this research are:

  1. how individual fears can be manipulated
  2. how the stresses of war can be systematically increased

Combat Psychiatry examines the psychological effects of warfare on the individual.

5 enemies of individual survival:

By exploiting these factors, psychological warfare attempts to focus on suffering rather than death

Typical psychological reaction pattern in battle