Antarctica and manned missions to Mars: Antarctica as a natural field study for psychological changes in an isolated and confined environment (ICE).
Degree GrantorUniversity of Canterbury
Degree LevelPostgraduate Certificate
Degree NamePostgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies
This review covers literature related to both Antarctic psychology and potential mannedmissions to Mars. By studying the effects on human health and behaviour when personnelwinter-over in Antarctica, it is possible to use this data to predict the behaviours that wouldbe seen in a long duration space flight and would allow a suitable selection process to beimplemented in order to reduce the risk of serious interpersonal conflict or psychologicalissues. This review aims to cover (briefly) the history of psychology in Antarctica, thecommon effects seen as well as the patterns observed, and then use this information as astarting point to delve into the psychology of other isolated and confined (ICE) environments- namely a long duration shuttle mission to Mars. Personnel views expressed are my ownand I draw conclusions about my thoughts on the future based on the reviewed literature.
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