Under the Cortex: The Challenges of Military Veterans in Their Transition to the Workplace

Long-standing structural features of the military have created a culture and society that is dramatically different and disconnected from civilian society. Thus, veterans transitioning to civilian society face a number of challenges related to fulfilling basic psychological needs. To explore this issue in detail APS’s Charles Blue interviews Steven Shepherd and David Sherman about their recently published paper in Perspectives on Psychological Science: “The Challenges of Military Veterans in Their Transition to the Workplace: A Call for Integrating Basic and Applied Psychological Science.”