Also in 2018, Sherman Theatre's co-production with London's Royal Court Theatre, Killology by Gary Owen, directed by Rachel O'Riordan, won an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement In Affiliate Theatre.
Grossman litters his book with self-serving statements about his expertise; about being sought-after by any number of organizations to lecture, particularly by prestigious institutions like the FBI Academy, West Point, University of Oxford, and Harvard University; and to references of his important contribution to the field of "killology." (36) The effect diminishes the professionalism of his product and leads a reader to question the credibility of his thesis.
A former US Army ranger, paratrooper, psychology professor and director of the Killology Research Group, Dave Grossman, looks at how armies hardwire their troops to become trigger- happy -- at enormous psychological cost: an increase in the post- traumatic stress among soldiers and an escalation of violence among civilians.
He specifically specializes in the study of the psychology of killing, which he calls 'killology.' In his book, Stop Teaching our Kids to Kill, he says that "certain types of video games are actually killing brain stimulators, and they teach our kids to kill.