Accession Number:

AD0262581

Title:

CREW INTERACTION DURING A THIRTY-DAY SIMULATED SPACE FLIGHT. PRELIMINARY STUDY

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SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

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Report Date:

1961-06-01

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1.0

Abstract:

AN ANALYSIS WAS MADE OF CREW INTERACTION DURING A TWO-MAN SIMULATED SPACE CHAMBER FLIGHT. By use of the well-known Bales Interaction Process Analysis, the behavior of the two subjects was rated during 2 hours of observation each day throughout the 30-day flight. Four kinds of summary interaction profiles were compiled. The over-all summary profile resembled no other in the literature. The middle categories--asking for opinion, giving opinion, asking for information, and giving information--accounted for over 80 percent of the interaction. There was very little interaction in the more affectively tinged extreme categories. The adjustive mechanisms used by the subjects to handle the interpersonal tensions that arose from somewhat different personality factors were discussed. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE