Team cognition and the accountabilities of the tool pass

Timothy Koschmann, Gary Dunnington, Michael Kim

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The title of this book, Theories of Team Cognition: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives, hints at a broader agenda, one both rich with promise and fraught with potential troubles. Teamwork lies at the nexus of a variety of disciplinary interests. Cognitive and social psychology, organization science, human factors research, and communication studies, to name a few, all have scholarly interests related to the functioning of groups and teams. Given this convergence of interest, it would seem mutually advantageous to find ways of sharing insights across fields. The current volume seeks to engender just such a conversation. It endeavors to do so by trying to articulate the assumptions and “theoretical drivers�? that motivate and undergird research within these disciplines. It represents a first step toward advancing this kind of conversation within an area of study that already has an overabundance of ways of formulating its topic, for example, distributed cognition (Hutchins, 2006), group cognition (Stahl, 2006), macrocognition (Cacciabue & Hollnagel, 1995; Klein et al., 2003; Letsky & Warner, 2008), socially shared cognition (Cannon-Bowers & Salas, 2001; Resnick, Levine, & Teasley, 1991), team learning (Senge, 1990), and team cognition (Salas & Fiore, 2004). By creating a taxonomy of theoretical models and seeking to identify areas of overlap between them, it is hoped that progress can be made toward integrating basic findings related to the performance of teams.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTheories of Team Cognition
Subtitle of host publicationCross-Disciplinary Perspectives
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781136697913
ISBN (Print)9780415874137
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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