Theories of Team Cognition

Book description

Cognitive processes in teams have been a valuable arena for team researchers to explore. Team cognition research advances and informs a variety of disciplines, including cognitive and social sciences, engineering, military science, organizational science, human factors, medicine, and communications. There has been a great deal of progress in the team cognition literature, yet the field is still in its early stages of maturity. There is much more to be gained from the field’s insights and there is a need to unite the diverse array of scholarly ideas that permeate the field. This movement will serve to organize the research and ideas that have surfaced in the field, thereby making them more accessible to different disciplines while at the same time, motivating continued progress in the field. This book aims to be a step in this direction and acts as a forum for leading scholars to share their ideas, theories, models, and conceptions about what matters and where more attention is needed in the field of team cognition.

Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Halftitle
  3. Title
  4. Copyright
  5. Contents
  6. Series Foreword
  7. Preface
  8. Acknowledgments
  9. About the Editors
  10. Contributors
  11. SECTION I. Team Cognition as a Field
    1. 1. Why Cross-Disciplinary Theories of Team Cognition?
    2. 2. Macrocognition, Team Learning, and Team Knowledge: Origins, Emergence, and Measurement*
  12. SECTION II. Organizational Behavior Perspectives
    1. 3. Reasoning About Intentions in Complex Organizational Behaviors: Intentions in Surgical Handoffs
    2. 4. Time and Team Cognition: Toward Greater Integration of Temporal Dynamics*
    3. 5. Leadership and Emergent Collective Cognition*
    4. 6. Elaborating Cognition in Teams: Cognitive Similarity Configurations
  13. SECTION III. Human Factors and Cognitive Engineering Pespectives
    1. 7. A Cognitive Systems Engineering Perspective on Shared Cognition: Coping With Complexity*
    2. 8. Theoretical Underpinning of Interactive Team Cognition
    3. 9. Articulating Collaborative Contributions to Activity Awareness
  14. SECTION IV. Cognitive and Computer Science Perspectives
    1. 10. Combinations of Contributions for Sharing Cognitions in Teams
    2. 11. Considering the Influence of Task Complexity on Macrocognitive Team Processes
    3. 12. Team Knowledge: Dimensional Structure and Network Representation
    4. 13. Intelligent Agents as Teammates
    5. 14. Looking at Macrocognition Through a Multimethodological Lens
    6. 15. Gaining Insight Into Team Processes on Cognitive Tasks With Member Expectations and the Social Relations Model
  15. SECTION V. Social Psychology, Communication, and Developmental Perspectives
    1. 16. Team Cognition and the Accountabilities of the Tool Pass
    2. 17. Transactive Memory Theory and Teams: Past, Present, and Future
    3. 18. Team Cognition, Communication, and Sharing
    4. 19. Team Cognition, Communication, and Message Interdependence
    5. 20. Team Reason: Between Team Cognition and Societal Knowledge
    6. 21. Group Cognition in Online Teams
    7. 22. Facilitating Effective Mental Model Convergence: The Interplay Among the Team’s Task, Mental Model Content, Communication Flow, and Media
  16. SECTION VI. The Road Ahead
    1. 23. Commentary on the Coordinates of Coordination and Collaboration*
    2. 24. Some More Reflections on Team Cognition
  17. Author Index
  18. Subject Index

Product information

  • Title: Theories of Team Cognition
  • Author(s): Eduardo Salas, Stephen M. Fiore, Michael P. Letsky
  • Release date: June 2013
  • Publisher(s): Routledge
  • ISBN: 9781136697906