Psychology of Space Exploration (Hardcover)

Psychology of Space Exploration: Contemporary Research in Historical Perspective (Hardcover)

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NASA SP-2011-441. NASA History Series. Edited by Douglas A. Vakoch. Through essays on topics including survival in extreme environments and the multicultural dimensions of exploration, readers will gain an understanding of the psychological challenges that the space program has faced since its earliest days. An engaging read for those interested in space, history, and psychology alike, this is a highly relevant read as we stand poised on the edge of a new era of spaceflight. Each essay also explicitly addresses the history of the psychology of space exploration.

Table of Contents:
Foreword vii
Acknowledgments ix
Chapter 1. Introduction: Psychology and the U.S. Space Program 1
Albert A. Harrison, Department of Psychology, University of California, Davis
Edna R. Fiedler, National Space Biomedical Research Institute, Baylor College
of Medicine
Section I: Surviving and Thriving in Extreme Environments
Chapter 2. Behavioral Health 17
Albert A. Harrison, Department of Psychology, University of California, Davis
Edna R. Fiedler, National Space Biomedical Research Institute, Baylor College
of Medicine
Chapter 3. From Earth Analogs to Space: Getting There from Here 47
Sheryl L. Bishop, Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health
and School of Nursing, University of Texas Medical Branch
Chapter 4. Patterns in Crew-Initiated Photography of Earth from the
ISS—Is Earth Observation a Salutogenic Experience? 79
Julie A. Robinson, Office of the ISS Program Scientist, National Aeronautics
and Space Administration (NASA) Johnson Space Center (JSC)
Kelley J. Slack, Behavioral Health and Performance Research, Wyle Laboratories
Valerie A. Olson, Department of Anthropology, Rice University
Michael H. Trenchard, Image Science and Analysis Laboratory, Engineering and
Science Contract Group (ESCG), NASA JSC
Kimberly J. Willis, Image Science and Analysis Laboratory, ESCG, NASA JSC
Pamela J. Baskin, Behavioral Health and Performance Research, Wyle Laboratories
Jennifer E. Boyd, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San
Francisco; and San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Psychology of Space Exploration
Section II: Managing Interpersonal Conflict in Space
Chapter 5. Managing Negative Interactions in Space Crews: The Role of
Simulator Research 103
Harvey Wichman, Aerospace Psychology Laboratory, Claremont McKenna
College and Claremont Graduate University
Chapter 6. Gender Composition and Crew Cohesion During Long-Duration
Space Missions 125
Jason P. Kring, Department of Human Factors and Systems, Embry-Riddle
Aeronautical University
Megan A. Kaminski, Program in Human Factors and Applied Cognition, George
Mason University
Section III: Multicultural Dimensions of Space Exploration
Chapter 7. Flying with Strangers: Postmission Reflections of
Multinational Space Crews 143
Peter Suedfeld, Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia
Kasia E. Wilk, Youth Forensic Psychiatric Services Research and Evaluation
Department, Ministry of Children and Family Development
Lindi Cassel, Department of Occupational Therapy, Providence Health Care
Chapter 8. Spaceflight and Cross-Cultural Psychology 177
Juris G. Draguns, Department of Psychology, Pennsylvania State University
Albert A. Harrison, Department of Psychology, University of California, Davis
Afterword. From the Past to the Future 195
Gro Mjeldheim Sandal, Department of Psychosocial Science, University of Bergen
Gloria R. Leon, Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota
About the Authors 205
Acronyms and Abbreviations 219
The NASA History Series 221
Subject Index 235
Authors Cited 249

 

Audience: NASA personnel, psychologists, psychiatrists, governmental agencies and contractors working with NASA and its personnel, policymakers, military and civilian mental health professionals, researchers and members of the general public interested in studies on the affects of space travel and involvement in the space program on mental health will enjoy this book.

Keywords: psychology of space exploration, NASA, U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, space travel and mental health, astronauts and psychology, mental survival, physical survival, space exploration, space travel and psychology

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GPO Stock Number:
033-000-01348-5
ISBN:
9780160883583
Availability Details:
In Stock - Warehouse and Retail (Priced)
USA Price:
$13.50
International Price:
$18.90
Publisher:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Office of Communications, History Program Office
Author:
Vakoch, Douglas A.
Year/Pages:
2011: 264 p.; ill.
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Key Phrases:
NASA SP 2011 4411
NASA History Series
Space Psychology
Space flight, Psychological aspects
Outer space, Exploration
Space sciences, United States
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1.75 lb.
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Hardcover
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Each
Item Available Date:
07/06/2011
Last Status Update:
02/02/2017