BEHAVIORAL RESEARCH DURING THE 1963 AMERICAN MOUNT EVEREST EXPEDITION
Annual rept. no. 2 (final)
CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY
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This project was designed to take advantage of an unusual opportunity to observe men under presumably severe real-life stress, namely the American Mount Everest Expedition of 1963. An extensive personality assessment was done before the team left this country the principal investigator accompanied the team to the mountain and made informal observations of the men in the field team members filled out various questionnaires and rating scales before, during, and after the expedition. This data collection program was meant to give information concerning individual personality structures and dynamics, reactions to actual stress, interpersonal behavior in the field, and the process of developing stable interpersonal relationships within the group, as this process has been conceived and studied by Newcomb.