A Mixed-Methods Approach in the Arctic Archipelago of Svalbard: Studying the Cognition, Mental Health, and Lived Experiences of Small Teams in Isolation and Confinement

Anna G M Temp, Billy Lee, Thomas Bak

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Abstract

This case study outlines the cognitive, emotional, logistical, and financial demands that extreme environments place on their inhabitants. Extreme environment psychology investigates so-called isolated and confined environments, examples of which include Arctic and Antarctic research stations, manned space missions, and submarine appointments. It, thus, concerns only a very small but very unique portion of the human population: those who volunteer to partake in these missions and are deemed suitable for the mission. These people undergo great duress because they are very far away from their loved ones; they share a great amount of their living spaces with colleagues and their survival is constantly threatened by a hazardous environment. The 10 research participants in this study spent an entire year at the Polish Polar Station in ...
Original languageEnglish
PublisherSAGE
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9781526450111
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameSAGE Research Methods Cases Part 2

Keywords

  • Svalbard
  • Arctic
  • terms
  • ice

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