Psychological Privacy, Emotional Regulation, and Long Term Space Travel
In this session presents the findings from a review of psychological research focused on the relationship between privacy, surveillance, health and performance.
We are particularly concerned with the hypothesis that psychological privacy may be a fundamental requirement for emotion regulation and total surveillance a condition that undermines emotion regulation. As we define those terms, we will present a thorough analysis of the relevant research to support the idea that a balance can be struck between psychological privacy, individual privacy rights and effective health monitoring.
From a team perspective, reductions in each of the crew members personal zones of empathy over the course of a long space mission would ultimately be detrimental.
With increased mental health engagement (Ziebland, 2019) an optimal ‘Goldilocks zone’ of empathy has a greater chance of being sustained.