Quartets in Antarctic Isolation

  • A. J. W. Taylor
  • M. M. Brown
Part of the The Plenum Series in Behavioral Psychophysiology and Medicine book series (SSBP)


The best of psychological research is empirical, replicable, related to previous findings in the discipline, and incorporated as appropriate with findings from related disciplines; it offers solutions for maximizing human performance and raises questions for further study. The rest falls short in some major respect while still making some contribution to the corpus of knowledge and providing opportunities for researchers to gain experience in their search for facts.


General Health Questionnaire Hopkins Symptom Checklist General Health Questionnaire Score Reference Circle ANTARCTIC Isolation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. J. W. Taylor
    • 1
  • M. M. Brown
    • 1
  1. 1.Psychology DepartmentVictoria University of WellingtonWellingtonNew Zealand

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