Psychological Components in the Development and Prevention of Air Sickness,
GERMAN AIR FORCE INST OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE FUERSTENFELDBRUCK (GERMANY F R)
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Extensive behavior analysis is made on the basis of 23 case studies of motion sick aircrew members. Situational context variables and their interaction with individual dispositions, behavior regulation patterns, coping mechanisms and self control techniques are discussed. It seems that sensitivity to motion is not the only criterion in the development of motion sickness. Description of countermeasures and their effects are presented. Daily exercise of various techniques of behavior regulation to build up successive adaptation to motion stress will enable persons to cope with motion sickness producing situations inflight.