Fields of Practice and Applied Solutions within Distributed Team Cognition: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Fields of Practice and Applied Solutions within Distributed Team Cognition

1st Edition

Edited by Michael McNeese, Eduardo Salas, Mica R. Endsley

CRC Press

264 pages | 13 B/W Illus.

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Many different cognitive research approaches have been generated to explore fields of practice where mutual teamwork is present and emergent. Results have shown subtle yet significant findings on how human actually work together and when they transition from their own individual roles and niches, into elements of teamwork and 'team-to-team' work.

The is book explores advantages and show how researchers can obtain a deep understanding of users/teams entrenched in a particular field. Interdisciplinary perspectives and transformative intersections are provided.

  • Delineates contextual nuances such socio-technical environments as influencers of team cognition

  • Provides quantitative /qualitative perspectives of distributed team cognition demonstrating in situ interactions

  • Reviews applied teamwork for fields of practice in medicine, cyber-security, education, aviation, and manufacturing

  • Generates practical examples of distributed work and how cognition develops across teams using technologies

  • Specifies applied solutions through technologies such as robots, agents, games, and social networks

Table of Contents

1. Applying What We Have Learned: Enabling Distributed Team Cognition in Real World Practice. 2. Distributed Sharing of Information and Mutual Activity in Intergenerational Health Care. 3. Human-Centered Design of Distributed Systems in Medical Teamwork. 4. Distributed Teamwork in Cyber Security: Shifting Paradigms. 5. Predictive Paths of Information Exchange: The Case of Complex UAV Operations. 6. Evidentiary Reasoning with Sensor Data Fusion: Integrating Teams and the Internet of Things. 7. Crisis Management in Action: Adaptive Teamwork in Uncertain, Risky Environments. 8. Advancing Distributed Information through Social Media: Teamwork and Ubiquitous Computing within Domain XYZ. 9. Collaborative Dependencies in Intelligent Analyst Work: Application of Cognitive Task Analysis. 10. What May be Possible? Shaping Swarm Intelligence Beyond Our Boundary Constraints. 11. Deep Understanding of Distributed Design Work as Supported by Collaborative Technologies.12. Enabling the Future of the Collaborative: Investments in Information Sciences and Social Technologies.

About the Editors

Michael McNeese is a Professor (Emeritus) and was the Director of the MINDS Group at the College of Information Sciences and Technology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. Previously he was the Senior Associate Dean, and Professor in Charge at Penn State. He has worked on multiple research projects involving team cognition, artificial intelligence, human factors engineering, crisis management and response, situation awareness, and interactive simulations over the last 35 years. He was a Senior Scientist and Director of Collaborative Design Technology at the USAF Research Laboratory prior to moving to Penn State. He received his Ph.D. in Cognitive Science from Vanderbilt University, and was a visiting professor at The Ohio State University, Department of Integrated Systems Engineering.

Eduardo Salas is the Allyn R. & Gladys M. Cline Chair Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychological Sciences at Rice University. His expertise includes assisting organizations, including oil and gas, aviation, law enforcement and healthcare industries, in how to foster teamwork, design and implement team training strategies, how to create a safety culture and minimize errors, facilitate learning and training effectiveness, optimize simulation-based training, manage decision making under stress, and develop performance measurement tools.  

Dr. Salas has co-authored over 480 journal articles & book chapters and has co-edited 33 books and handbooks as well as authored one book on team training. He is a Past President of the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology (SIOP) and the Human Factors & Ergonomics Society (HFES), Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA), Association for Psychological Science and HFES. He is also the recipient of the 2012 Society for Human Resource Management Losey Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2012 Joseph E. McGrath Award for Lifetime Achievement for his work on teams and team training and the 2016 APA Award for Outstanding Lifetime Contributions to Psychology.

He received his Ph.D. degree (1984) in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Old Dominion University.

Mica R. Endsley is the President of SA Technologies, a cognitive engineering firm specializing in the development of operator interfaces for advanced systems, including the next generation of systems for military, aviation, air traffic control, medicine and power grid operations. Previously she served as Chief Scientist of the U.S. Air Force in where she was the chief scientific adviser to the Chief of Staff and Secretary of the Air Force, providing assessments on a wide range of scientific and technical issues affecting the Air Force mission. She has also been a Visiting Associate Professor at MIT in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering at Texas Tech University. Dr. Endsley is widely published on the topic of situation awareness and decision making in individuals and teams across a wide variety of domains. She received a Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Southern California. She is a Past-President and Fellow of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society and a Fellow of the International Ergonomics Association. 

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Software Development & Engineering / Systems Analysis & Design
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Engineering
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety