Space Psychology and Psychiatry (Space Technology Library, V. 16)

Space Psychology and Psychiatry (Space Technology Library, V. 16) by Nick Kanas

Title: Space Psychology and Psychiatry (Space Technology Library, V. 16)
Author: Nick Kanas
ISBN10: 1402013418
ISBN13: 978-1402013416
Publisher: Springer; 1 edition (September 30, 2003)
Language: English
Subcategory: Medicine & Health Sciences
Size PDF: 1759 kb
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Rating: 3.5/5
Votes: 446
Pages: 210 pages
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Space Psychology and Psychiatry (Space Technology Library, V. 16) by Nick Kanas


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Winner of the 2004 IAA Life Sciences Book Award! This book deals with psychological, psychiatric, and psychosocial issues that affect people who live and work in space. Unlike other books that focus on anecdotal reports and ground-based simulation studies, this book emphasizes the findings from psychological research conducted during actual space missions. Both authors have been active in such research. What is presented in this readable text has previously been found only in scientific journal articles. Topics that are discussed include: behavioral adaptation to space; human performance and cognitive effects; crewmember interactions; psychiatric responses; psychological counter-measures related to habitability factors, work-design, selection, training, and in-flight monitoring and support; and the impact of expeditionary missions to Mars and beyond. People finding this book of interest will include: psychology and social science students and professors in universities; medical students and residents in psychiatry and aerospace medicine; human factors workers in space and aviation professions; individuals involved with isolated environments on Earth (e.g., the Antarctic, submarines); aerospace workers in businesses and space agencies such as NASA and ESA; and anyone who is interested in learning the facts about the human side of long-duration space missions.