THE PSYCHOLOGICAL ENVIRONMENT OF PROTECTIVE SHELTERS
Summary of Research rept.
HRB-SINGER INC STATE COLLEGE PA
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The research is focused upon studying the psychological environment that would prevail in such a public fallout shelter during the shelter period. Will there be psychological and sociological problems. If so, what would be the basis for them. What preventative measures are available. How would problems express themselves. When. What remedial actions could be taken. What controls could be applied. What recommendations would be useful to shelter managers. The research described herein has attempted to answer these and other questions through studying the dynamics of behavior during a period of confinement. It was set up to define and measure psycho-social behaviors and to offer recommendations for control. The purpose of this program of research was a to discover, through carefully controlled methods, a set of criteria for identifying the psychological environment found in confinement b to discover changes in behavior during confinement and c to develop methods, techniques, and bases for future research in enshelterment.