Melvin S. Marsh is a researcher with over 20 years of experience. His publications have been published in leading journals such as “Nature Human Behavior” and “Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.” He also developed a mathematical model used by NASA.

His varied background of research experience includes topics such as anthropology, human performance, isolation psychology, folklore, and mathematical modeling.

His primary areas of research include the following :

Human Performance in Extreme Environments/Isolated and Confined Environment Psychology – Primarily focusing on how psychological stressors interfere with human performance experienced in high stress extreme environments.  These environments are usually considered in areas such as aviation, closed ecological life support systems (ie Biosphere 2), deserts, disaster response teams, military teams, mountaineering, outer space, polar regions, etc.

Stress Reduction Techniques – Primarily focusing on hypnosis and guided meditation.


His total research includes the following subjects.

  • Anthropology / Sociology
    • Biocultural Anthropology
    • Evolutionary Anthropology
    • Evolution of Human Behavior / Evolutionary Psychology
    • Intersectionality of Religion and Sexual Orientation
    • Primatology
  • Demographics
  • Genealogy
  • Folklore / Religion
    • Ghosts
    • Judaism
    • Pagan Religions
    • UAPs
  • Marine phytoplankton
  • Market Analysis
    • Biomedical Technologies (through SBIR program)
    • Paranormal Tourism
  • Pandemics
  • Psychology
    • Cooperation
    • Forecasting Studies
    • Hypnotic Interventions
    • Psychological Stressors
    • Replication Studies
    • Self Monitoring
  • Space and Space Analog
    • Closed Ecological Life Support Systems
    • Ethics in Space Commerce
    • Extreme Environment Psychology
    • Human Factors in Space Operations
    • Space Life Sciences
    • Xenoanthropology

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