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From Antarctica to Outer Space

Life in Isolation and Confinement

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Table of contents (37 papers)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    1. Introduction

      • Albert A. Harrison, Yvonne A. Clearwater, Christopher P. McKay
      Pages 1-5
  3. Orientations and Perspectives

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 123-124
    2. Small Groups and Confined Microsocieties

      • Joseph V. Brady, Mary A. Anderson
      Pages 161-176

About this book

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.

Keywords

  • behavior
  • communication
  • conflict
  • human behavior
  • perception
  • psychophysiology

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Psychology, University of California-Davis, Davis, USA

    Albert A. Harrison

  • Aerospace Human Factors Research Division, NASA-Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, USA

    Yvonne A. Clearwater

  • Space Science Division, NASA-Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, USA

    Christopher P. McKay

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: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4612-3012-0

  • Publisher: Springer New York, NY

  • eBook Packages: Springer Book Archive

  • Copyright Information: Springer Science+Business Media New York 1991

  • 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

  • Topics: Behavioral Sciences and Psychology

Buying options

eBook USD 84.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-4612-3012-0
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 129.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)