Extreme: Why some people thrive at the limits

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Why do some people risk their lives regularly by placing themselves in extreme and challenging situations? For some, such as astronauts, the extreme environments are part of the job. For others, they involve the thrill and competition of extreme sports, or the achievement of goals such as being the first to reach the South Pole or climb Everest. Whether for sport or employment, all these people have made the personal choice to put themselves in environments in which there is significant risk. What drives such people? And what skills and personality traits enable the best to succeed? What abilities are shared by the successful mountaineer, astronaut, caver, or long-distance solo sailer? And are there lessons the rest of us can learn from them?

The psychology of those who have to cope with extreme conditions has been a matter of much research. It is important, for example to those planning manned space programmes or the makeup of teams who will spend months in an isolated or hostile environment such as Antarctica, to understand the psychological pressures involved, and to recognize those best equipped to handle them. In Extreme, Emma Barrett and Paul Martin explore the challenges that people in extreme environments face, including pain, physical hardship, loneliness, and friction between individuals, and the approaches taken to overcome them. Using many fascinating examples and personal accounts, they argue that we can all benefit from the insights gained.

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Emma Barrett,Paul Martin

Emma Barrett and Paul Martin are fascinated by the complexities of human lives, and passionate about communicating scientific research that may help to make lives better. They both have a solid track record in behavioural science research and many years' experience of making behavioural science research accessible to a non-specialist readership. Emma Barrett was awarded the OBE in 2010, partly in recognition of her achievements in translating research findings into practical advice and guidance for non-specialist audiences. Paul Martin is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at Imperial College London. Paul is the author of more than twenty academic papers and co-author of a student textbook of animal behaviour. Paul Martin is the author of several popular science books, including The Sickening Mind (Harper Collins) and Making Happy People (Fourth Estate).

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"A thought-provoking read that will appeal to fans of adventure travel as well as to students of human behavior." -- Library Journal


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Descrizione libro Oxford. 1 Cloth(s), 2014. hard. Condizione libro: New. While many of us might like to think that we could become astronauts or would climb Mount Everest if given the chance, the fact remains that such activities are exciting—and possible—for only a very select group of people. But who are they? Drawing on psychological research and personal accounts, Emma Barrett and Paul Martin look for the underlying motivations, traits, and skills that link explorers, athletes, and adventurers, to create a composite portrait of the thrill seeker. Going deeper, the authors chart how these individuals not only cope but thrive when confronted with pain, stress, and isolation, while offering their ideas on what we can all learn from such individuals. 278. Codice libro della libreria 63877

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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 2014. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Why do some people risk their lives regularly by placing themselves in extreme and challenging situations? For some, such as astronauts, the extreme environments are part of the job. For others, they involve the thrill and competition of extreme sports, or the achievement of goals such as being the first to reach the South Pole or climb Everest. Whether for sport or employment, all these people have made the personal choice to put themselves in environments in which there is significant risk. What drives such people? And what skills and personality traits enable the best to succeed? What abilities are shared by the successful mountaineer, astronaut, caver, or long-distance solo sailer? And are there lessons the rest of us can learn from them? The psychology of those who have to cope with extreme conditions has been a matter of much research. It is important, for example to those planning manned space programmes or the makeup of teams who will spend months in an isolated or hostile environment such as Antarctica, to understand the psychological pressures involved, and to recognize those best equipped to handle them.In Extreme, Emma Barrett and Paul Martin explore the challenges that people in extreme environments face, including pain, physical hardship, loneliness, and friction between individuals, and the approaches taken to overcome them. Using many fascinating examples and personal accounts, they argue that we can all benefit from the insights gained. Codice libro della libreria AOP9780199668588

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Descrizione libro Women's Press, 2014. Condizione libro: New. On land and sea, on mountains and in deep caves, in the frozen wastes of Antarctica and the vastness of space, men and women risk all to live, work and play in extreme environments. What personal qualities does it take? Drawing on evocative first-hand accounts and the latest psychological research, this book reveals the courage, teamwork, skill and determination required to endure pain, fear, stress and loneliness, and the lessons we can all derive for everyday life. Codice libro della libreria 225328

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