June 9, 2013


Posts tagged with Monotony

Not having enough to do and reduced sensory input are common stressors in extreme environments. In the first half of Chapter 5 we discuss the experience and effects of sensory deprivation. Our references are as follows:

  • Bennet, G. (1983). Beyond Endurance: Survival at the Extremes. London: Martin, Secker & Warburg Ltd.
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  • Bood, S. Å. et al. (2006). Eliciting the relaxation response with the help of flotation-rest (restricted environmental stimulation technique) in patients with stress-related ailments. International Journal of Stress Management, 13, 154-175.
  • Booth, J. N., Koren, S. A. & Persinger, M. A. (2005). Increased feelings of the sensed presence and increased geomagnetic activity at the time of the experience during exposures to transcerebral weak complex magnetic fields. International Journal of Neuroscience115, 1053-1079.
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  • Cheyne, J.A. (2009). Sensed presences in extreme contexts. Skeptic, 15, 68-71.
  • Cheyne, J.A. (2012). Sensed presences. In J. D. Blom & I.E.C. Sommer (Eds.) Hallucinations: Research and practice (pp.219-234). New York: Springer.
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  • McCorristine, S. (2010). The supernatural Arctic: An exploration. Nordic Journal of English Studies, 9, 47-70.
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  • van Dierendonck, D. & Te Nijenhuis, J. (2005). Flotation restricted environmental stimulation therapy (REST) as a stress-management tool: A meta-analysis. Psychology & Health, 20, 405-412.
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The second half of the chapter is devoted to what it feels like to not have enough to do and how people cope with situational boredom.

  • Bhargava, R., Mukerji, S. & Sachdeva, U. (2000). Psychological impact of the Antarctic winter on Indian expeditioners. Environment and Behavior, 32, 111–127
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  • Cravalho, M. A. (1996). Toast on ice: The ethnopsychology of the winter?over experience in Antarctica. Ethos, 24, 628-656.
  • Delle Fave, A., Bassi, M. & Massimini, F. (2003). Quality of experience and risk perception in high-altitude rock climbing. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 15, 82-98.
  • Dumas, L.J. (2011). When costs approach infinity: Microeconomic theory, security, and dangerous technologies. In M. Chatterji, C.Bo, R. Misra (Eds.) Frontiers of peace economics and peace science (Contributions to conflict management, peace economics and development, volume 16) (pp.59-71). Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.
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  • Griffiths, T. (2007). Slicing the silence: Voyaging to Antarctica. Sydney, NSW, Australia: University of New South Wales Press
  • Guly, H. R. (2013). Use and abuse of alcohol and other drugs during the heroic age of Antarctic exploration. History of Psychiatry, 24, 94-105.
  • Kanas, N. & Manzey, D. (2008). Space Psychology and Psychiatry (2nd Edn). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.
  • Karafantis, L. (2013). Sealab II and Skylab: Psychological fieldwork in extreme spaces. Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences, 43, 551-588.
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  • Peldszus, R. et al. (2014). The perfect boring situation–addressing the experience of monotony during crewed deep space missions through habitability design. Acta Astronautica, 94, 262-276.
  • Remick, A. K., Polivy, J. & Pliner, P. (2009). Internal and external moderators of the effect of variety on food intake. Psychological Bulletin, 135, 434–51.
  • Roach, M. (2010). Packing for mars. The curious science of life in space. Oxford: Oneworld.
  • Slack, K. et al. (2009). Risk of behavioral and psychiatric conditions. In Mcphee, J. C. & Charles, J. B (Eds.) Human health and performance risks of space exploration missions (pp. 3-45). Houston: NASA.
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  • Yan, X. W. & England, M. E. (2001). Design evaluation of an Arctic research station from a user perspective. Environment and Behavior, 33, 449-470.
  • Yeomans, M. R. (1998). Taste, palatability and the control of appetite. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 57, 609-615.
  • Zorpette, G. (1997). A real dive. Scientific American, 277, 32-36.

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