|Peter G. Roma, Ph.D.|
|Institutes for Behavior Resources and
Johns Hopkins University School of MedicineSteven R. Hursh, Ph.D.
Institutes for Behavior Resources and
Johns Hopkins University School of MedicineProject Description
|This NASA-sponsored research program focuses on small-group composition factors that affect the trajectories of team cohesion, task performance, and biopsychosocial adaptation over time and in response to operational stressors. This project also includes development of assay technology for measurement and behavioral economic modeling of cooperation, productivity, and fairness behaviors in small groups in applied settings, including isolated, confined, and extreme environments such as the European Space Agency’s Concordia Station in Antarctica [http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Human_Spaceflight/Concordia], the Hawai’i Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) facility [http://hi-seas.org/], and NASA’s Human Exploration Research Analog (HERA) facility [http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/hrp_hera_experiment_information_package.pdf]. The Project Team’s long-standing partnership with IISBR ensures high-quality physiological data to support investigations of the neurohormonal substrates of cohesion, performance, and biopsychosocial adaptation in long-term work groups.|