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Department of Psychology Applied Team Research

Project LunAres

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Our research group is tackling the psychological and psychosocial challenges of long-duration human spaceflight. With the support of agencies like ESA (European Space Agency), we study how isolation, confinement, and other stressors affect crew members' well-being and team cohesion. We aim to understand and predict social dynamics and individual well-being for teams in isolated, confined, and extreme environments using various methods, including social network analysis, diary methods, and qualitative approaches.

For this project, we collaborate with the LunAres Research Station (, an analog research station for simulating human-crewed space missions. LunAres is located at a former military airport in Poland. The facility provides a comprehensive isolation environment that enables complex research into the psychological and physiological effects of long-term human presence in space.

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