© 1991

From Antarctica to Outer Space

Life in Isolation and Confinement

  • Albert A. Harrison
  • Yvonne A. Clearwater
  • Christopher P. McKay
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    1. Albert A. Harrison, Yvonne A. Clearwater, Christopher P. McKay
      Pages 1-5
  3. Settings

  4. Orientations and Perspectives

About these proceedings


From Antarctica to Outer Space: Life in Isolation and Confinement aims to revitalize and encourage behavioral research in spaceflight as well as in polar and comparable settings. It comprises a broad collection of papers that evolved from presentations at a three day conference entitled The Human Experience in Antarctica: Applications to Life in Space (The Sunnyvale Conference). This conference was co-sponsored by the Division of Polar Programs of the National Science Foundation and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and held in 1987. The book provides, through firsthand accounts and research reviews, an introduction to the human facet in isolated and confined environments such as Antarctica, outer space, submarines, and remote national parks. The book discusses some of the theoretical issues underlying research on isolated and confined people, thus demonstrating the applicability of certain general theories of behavior. It also focuses on basic psychological and social responses to isolation and confinement. Studies whose primary purpose is to explore the effects of selection, training, and environmental design on human behavior and mission outcomes are discussed.


behavior communication conflict human behavior perception psychophysiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Albert A. Harrison
    • 1
  • Yvonne A. Clearwater
    • 2
  • Christopher P. McKay
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of California-DavisDavisUSA
  2. 2.Aerospace Human Factors Research DivisionNASA-Ames Research CenterMoffett FieldUSA
  3. 3.Space Science DivisionNASA-Ames Research CenterMoffett FieldUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title From Antarctica to Outer Space
  • Book Subtitle Life in Isolation and Confinement
  • Editors Albert A. Harrison
    Yvonne A. Clearwater
    Christopher P. McKay
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-97310-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4612-7759-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4612-3012-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 410
  • Number of Illustrations 17 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Psychology Research
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