ADAPTATION TO EXTREME ENVIRONMENTS: THE ANTARCTIC VOLUNTEER
NAVY MEDICAL NEUROPSYCHIATRIC RESEARCH UNIT SAN DIEGO CA
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The report described the Antarctic Research Program, the Antarctic environment, characteristics of small stations, and the composition of wintering-over parties. Demographic and biographic characteristics of Antarctic volunteers, Navy and civilian, were analyzed, and preenlistment histories and military performance records of Navy Antarctic volunteers were compared with those of Navy men generally. The selection process was portrayed for Navy occupations represented at small stations, and ratios of applicants to assignments for three expeditions were presented. A detailed analysis was conducted of cultural and psychological differences among Antarctic occupational groups. The data were intended to present a rather complete picture of the Antarctic setting and the characteristics of Antarctic volunteers.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Stress Physiology