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Some psychological aspects of isolated Antarctic living

, : Some psychological aspects of isolated Antarctic living. American Journal of Psychiatry 117: 323-325

Some psychological effects of isolated group living in the Antarctic are described. It would appear that the cold, danger, and hardship are not major stresses. The most important psychological stresses appear to be First, the problem of individual adjustment to the group; second, and more subtly acting, the relative "sameness" of the milieu; and third, the absence of certain accustomed sources of emotional satisfaction.


PMID: 13726749

DOI: 10.1176/ajp.117.4.323

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