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Document ID (ISN)66680
CIS number 96-1159
ISSN - Serial title 0095-6562 - Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Sandal G.M., Vaernes R., Bergan T., Warncke M., Ursin H.
Title Psychological reactions during polar expeditions and isolation in hyperbaric chambers
Bibliographic information Mar. 1996, Vol.67, No.3, p.227-234. 27 ref.
Abstract Psychological data from environments that are considered as analogous to space were collected from 67 subjects: 18 in hyperbaric chambers, 15 in polar expeditions, and 34 on Arctic stations. Psychological reactions to the environments were assessed by a questionnaire at weekly intervals. Reactions followed patterns that were specific to the type of environment and were independent of the duration of isolation. Certain personalities showed superior adaptation in hyperbaric chambers. The data suggest that while no one model covers all aspects of the space environment, these terrestrial settings may be considered as models for different aspects of life in space.
Descriptors (primary) occupational psychology; space travel; work in isolation
Descriptors (secondary) pressure chamber tests; character; human behaviour
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceNorway
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Space travel
Psychological factors