Accession Number:

AD0632571

Title:

ADAPTATION TO EXTREME ENVIRONMENTS: THE ANTARCTIC VOLUNTEER

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVY MEDICAL NEUROPSYCHIATRIC RESEARCH UNIT SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE