Evaluating teams in extreme environments: Deep caving, polar and desert expeditions

Sheryl L. Bishop

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

1 Scopus citations


Studies on real-world groups in extreme environments provide us insight into the many factors that impact group performance, health and well-being. Unlike simulation studies, the impact of environmental threat, physical hardship, as well as true isolation and confinement have proven to be key factors in individual and group coping. Psychological and sociocultural issues have been demonstrated to be critical components to success, as has the requirement for strong team interaction, coordination, communication, and cooperation. Methodologies and results of real world teams are discussed focusing on factors that affected functioning and well-being at both the physiological and psychological levels.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSAE Technical Papers
StatePublished - 2002
Event32nd International Conference on Environmental Systems - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: Jul 15 2002Jul 18 2002


Other32nd International Conference on Environmental Systems
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Antonio, TX

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Pollution
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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