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Future directions in Antarctic psychology research


Norris, K and Paton, D and Ayton, J, Future directions in Antarctic psychology research, Antarctic Science, 22, (4) pp. 335-342. ISSN 0954-1020 (2010) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1017/S0954102010000271


Although existing research regarding the experience of Antarctic employment has primarily focused on the absence period (i.e. the period of time in which the expeditioner physically works in Antarctica), it has been repeatedly demonstrated that the majority of expeditioners experience positive outcomes associated with their time on the ice despite transient (and frequently subclinical) physical, psychological, and social difficulties. Research strategies directed towards the individual experience of the expeditioner have not been able to fully account for the processes underpinning the adjustment processes that have facilitated seemingly resilient and growth outcomes. Similarly, insufficient research attention has been given to the separate phases of Antarctic employment, nor the potential interdependence between them, which may also provide further insight into these processes. To address these issues it has been argued that an approach incorporating individual, interpersonal, and organizational factors throughout the Antarctic employment experience, from pre-departure through absence, reunion, and reintegration, be adopted. © 2010 Antarctic Science Ltd.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Psychology
Research Group:Applied and developmental psychology
Research Field:Industrial and organisational psychology (incl. human factors)
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Other health
Objective Field:Other health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Norris, K (Professor Kimberley Norris)
UTAS Author:Paton, D (Professor Douglas Paton)
ID Code:63793
Year Published:2010
Web of Science® Times Cited:9
Deposited By:Psychology
Deposited On:2010-06-01
Last Modified:2015-02-05
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