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Antarctic psychological health as a space analogue


Norris, K, Antarctic psychological health as a space analogue, Proceedings from 16th Australian Space Research Conference, 2016, 26-28 September 2016, Melbourne, pp. 53-60. ISBN 978-0-6481570-0-7 (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Antarctica is one of the most extreme environments on Earth. The physical, psychological, social and technological parameters associated with this environment parallel those found in space. For this reason, Antarctica is well-recognised as a space analogue. By extension, research investigating psychological health in Antarctica has applications for supporting human wellbeing during both short and long-duration manned space missions. However, to date such research has largely overlooked the impacts on relationship dynamics with those left behind, including the family unit. Consideration of these issues is vital, as it can influence astronaut health, wellbeing and performance far beyond the confines of the family unit into the spaceflight experience itself.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:psychology of extreme environments, psychological health, space analogue, extreme environments, relationship dynamics, psychological interventions
Research Division:Psychology
Research Group:Clinical and health psychology
Research Field:Health psychology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Mental health
UTAS Author:Norris, K (Professor Kimberley Norris)
ID Code:121372
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Psychology
Deposited On:2017-09-26
Last Modified:2018-07-26
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