Psychology of Space Exploration: Contemporary Research in Historical Perspective
Douglas A. Vakoch
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Psychology of Space Exploration: Contemporary Research in Historical Perspective
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This book explores some of the contributions of psychology to yesterday’s great space race, today’s orbiter and International Space Station missions, and tomorrow’s journeys beyond Earth’s orbit. Early missions into space were typically brief, and crews were small, often drawn from a single nation. As an intensely competitive space race has given way to international cooperation over the decades, the challenges of communicating across cultural boundaries and dealing with interpersonal conflicts have become increasingly important, requiring different coping skills and sensibilities from "the right stuff" of early astronauts.

Chapter 1 Introduction: Psychology and the U.S. Space Program
Chapter 2 Behavioral Health
Chapter 3 From Earth Analogs to Space: Getting There from Here
Chapter 4 Patterns in Crew-Initiated Photography of Earth from the ISS—Is Earth Observation a Salutogenic Experience?
Chapter 5 Managing Negative Interactions in Space Crews: The Role of Simulator Research
Chapter 6 Gender Composition and Crew Cohesion During Long-Duration Space Missions
Chapter 7 Flying with Strangers: Postmission Reflections of Multinational Space Crews
Chapter 8 Spaceflight and Cross-Cultural Psychology
Afterword From the Past to the Future
About the Authors
Index of Tables
Acronyms and Abbreviations
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