From Antarctica to Outer Space

Life in Isolation and Confinement

Editors: Harrison, Albert A., Clearwater, Yvonne A., McKay, Christopher P. (Eds.)

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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.

Table of contents (37 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Harrison, Albert A. (et al.)

    Pages 1-5

  • Life in Antarctica

    Cornelius, Patrick E.

    Pages 9-14

  • An Experiential Perspective on Conducting Social and Behavioral Research at Antarctic Research Stations

    Levesque, Marc

    Pages 15-20

  • A Review of Antarctic Behavioral Research

    Barabasz, Arreed F.

    Pages 21-30

  • Current International Human Factors Research in Antarctica

    Lugg, Desmond J.

    Pages 31-42

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Bibliographic Information

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
Copyright
1991
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4612-3012-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4612-3012-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-97310-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4612-7759-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 410
Number of Illustrations and Tables
17 b/w illustrations
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