Man in Isolation and Confinement

Sampul Depan
Transaction Publishers, 2017
"This book focuses on those special circumstances in which men (alone or in groups) are isolated or confined for periods of time long enough to affect the way in which they think and behave. Active research in these phenomena initially grew out of a concern about prisoners of war in Korea and the presumed effects of "brainwashing," but this interest has been augmented by the technological advances that have allowed men to enter into isolation situations previously unattainable--in outer space, under the sea, on the face of the moon, or in remote places on the earth's surface. For the scientist himself, applications of the knowledge derived from these special situations is obvious. The variety of ways in which the search may be carried on, in both the laboratory and "real-life" situations, is amply illustrated in the approaches as well as the settings for research that are reviewed in this volume. This book represents the first attempt to cover the total spectrum of isolation and confinement in one volume. The chapters are arranged so as to begin with study of the individual, proceed through artificial and natural groups, and conclude with broad ecological and taxonomic considerations. Each chapter of the book has its own unique form; however, they have been planned and written to address a single central theme--that increased understanding of this important social phenomenon depends upon a spectrum of conceptual and methodological strategy, and on a continuing interplay between basic and applied research. The contributors are among the world's recognized experts in the area, and because of its breadth, the book constitutes an unusually complete reference to contemporary research on isolation. The volume has implications for urban planning and for space and undersea programs, and will be useful for teachers and students of applied social and behavioral science."--Provided by publisher.
 

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Introduction
1
Behavioral and Physiological Effects of Prolonged Sensory and Perceptual Deprivation A Review
9
Temporal Isolation Activity Rhythms and Time Estimation
85
Some Effects of Geographic and Social Isolation in Natural Settings
99
Individual Behavior in Confined or Isolated Groups
145
The Indirect Observation of Groups Under Confinement and Isolation
167
Naturalistic Observations of Isolated Experimental Groups in Field Settings
195
The Miniworld of Isolation Laboratory Studies
219
An Ecological Approach to the Functioning of Socially Isolated Groups
241
Concepts and Strategies of Research on Groups in Isolation Comments on Airmans Approach
271
The Taxonomy of Man in Enclosed Space
281
Isolation Research The Methodological Context
305
Index
319
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