Development and application of a simple, rapid, and objective behavioral assay of group cohesion in simulated astronaut crews

Peter G. Roma, Steven R. Hursh, Henry H. Emurian, Robert D. Hienz, Joseph V. Brady

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Abstract

The ability to monitor, predict, and enhance the building, maintenance, and repair of social bonds over extended periods of confinement within diverse crews is a high-priority concern of the international astronautics community. To this end, current evaluation methods for actual space missions include anecdotes, personal journal analysis, and psychometric tests, all of which can be informative, but are also inherently subjective and often language-dependent and time-consuming. Here we describe the basic operating characteristics, conceptual background, and practical considerations for the Team Performance Task (TPT) - a simple, rapid, and objective computer-based assessment of voluntary cooperative behavior as an assay of social cohesion in small groups.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication61st International Astronautical Congress 2010, IAC 2010
Pages22-33
Number of pages12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
Event61st International Astronautical Congress 2010, IAC 2010 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: Sep 27 2010Oct 1 2010

Publication series

Name61st International Astronautical Congress 2010, IAC 2010
Volume1

Other

Other61st International Astronautical Congress 2010, IAC 2010
CountryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period9/27/1010/1/10

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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Roma, P. G., Hursh, S. R., Emurian, H. H., Hienz, R. D., & Brady, J. V. (2010). Development and application of a simple, rapid, and objective behavioral assay of group cohesion in simulated astronaut crews. In 61st International Astronautical Congress 2010, IAC 2010 (pp. 22-33). (61st International Astronautical Congress 2010, IAC 2010; Vol. 1).