NASA Psychologist to speak at Ozarks

Release Date: 11/8/1999

CLARKSVILLE, Ark. --- Dr. Albert W. Holland, chief of psychology in the Medical Operations Branch of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), will present a lecture titled "Behavior Science in Space" at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, at University of the Ozarks.

Holland will speak on the roles of social and behavior sciences to long-duration space mission flights as well as to families of astronauts before, during and after missions. He will also discuss the philosophy and dynamics of assessment of astronaut applications for admission to the NASA program.
Holland, who earned a Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology from Louisiana State University, has been chief of psychology at NASA in Houston, Texas, since 1994. He is responsible for developing and implementing the psychological selection, training and support countermeasures for long-duration space missions and for designing and conducting pre-mission psychological training and preparation of crew members. In this position, he served as the lead psychologist for the seven long-duration missions of the U.S.-Russian Shuttle Mir Program from 1994-98.
The lecture is in accordance to Continuing Education Unit standards of the Arkansas Board of Examiners in Psychology and CEU certification letters will be available upon completion of program evaluation.
The program, sponsored by the Arkansas Space Grant Consortium and U of O, will be held in the Boreham Business Building at U of O. It is free and open the public. For more information, call (501) 979-1226 or (501) 979-1214.