Psychological factors in exceptional, extreme and torturous environments

@article{Leach2016PsychologicalFI,
  title={Psychological factors in exceptional, extreme and torturous environments},
  author={John Leach},
  journal={Extreme Physiology \& Medicine},
  year={2016},
  volume={5}
}
  • J. Leach
  • Published 2016
  • Medicine
  • Extreme Physiology & Medicine
Our cognitive system has adapted to support goal-directed behaviour within a normal environment. An abnormal environment is one to which we are not optimally adapted but can accommodate through the development of coping strategies. These abnormal environments can be ‘exceptional’, e.g., polar base, space station, submarine, prison, intensive care unit, isolation ward etc.; ‘extreme’, marked by more intense environmental stimuli and a real or perceived lack of control over the situation, e.g… Expand
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