Are you currently practicing socially distancing? MIT researchers are interested in studying how the general population responds to isolation and are recruiting volunteers to complete online surveys.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Human Systems Lab is recruiting for online surveys to examine individual responses to social distancing/isolation related to the unique environment many of us find ourselves in because of COVID-19. The current distancing guidelines create a unique opportunity to examine responses to living/working in isolated and confined environments (ICE) in the general population, since most research in this area is performed on highly trained, small groups of individuals such as astronauts.
The survey results may help us better understand how to prepare humans for living in isolation, such as in missions to the International Space Station, working in remote environments like Antarctica, or even in a future space colony where a diverse set of people will be part of the community.
If you are at least 18 years old, fluent in English, and currently practicing social distancing you are eligible to participle. Eligible volunteers will be asked to complete an initial survey to get pre-social distancing information (~30 min), then daily online surveys (~15 min) while they are social distancing, once social distancing has ended they will be asked to complete a 1 month and 3 month follow-up survey (~30 min). If you’re interested, please use the link below to access the first survey.