Handbook of Distributed Team Cognition: Three-Volume Set, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Handbook of Distributed Team Cognition

Three-Volume Set, 1st Edition

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

CRC Press

784 pages | 73 B/W Illus.

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Contemporary society is held together by interactive groups and teams carrying out work to accomplish various intentions and purposes often within challenging and ill-defined environments. Cooperative work is accomplished through the synergy of human teamwork and technological innovation within domains such as health and medicine; cyber security; transportation; command, control, communication, and intelligence; aviation; manufacturing; criminal justice; space exploration; and emergency crisis management. Distributed team cognition is ubiquitous across and within each of these domains in myriad ways.

The Handbook of Distributed Team Cognition provides three volumes that delve into the intricacies of research findings in terms of how cognition is embodied within specific environments while being distributed across time, space, information, people, and technologies. Distributed team cognition is examined from broad, interdisciplinary perspectives and developed using different themes and worldviews.

Foundations and Theoretical Perspectives of Distributed Teams Cognition provides an informed view of the history and foundations underlying the development of the field while looking at the theoretical significance of research.

Contemporary Research: Models, Methodologies, and Measures in Distributed Team Cognition strengthens these foundations and theories by looking at how research has evolved through the use of different experiments, methods, measures, and models.

Fields of Practice and Applied Solutions within Distributed Teams Cognition considers the importance of technological support of teamwork and what it means for applied systems and specific fields of practice.

Together these three volumes entwine a comprehensive knowledge of distributed team cognition that is invaluable for professors, scientists, engineers, designers, specialists, and students alike who need specific information regarding history, cognitive science, experimental studies, research approaches, measures and analytics, digital collaborative technologies and intelligent agents, and real world applications; all of which have led to a dynamic revolution in cooperative work / teamwork in both theory and practice.

Table of Contents

1. Establishing the Conceptual Bridge: A Holistic Amalgamation of Distributed and Team Cognition. 2. World Views that Reveal Aspects of Team Cognition: Positivist, Interpretivist, and Contextualize Lens. 3. Philosophies of the Collective Mind: Fundamental Advancements and Considerations. 4. A Historical Foundation and Progression of Team Cognition Research Over the Last 15 Years. 5. Information Sharing, Social Networks, and Big Data Integration: Broader Perspectives on Virtual Teamwork. 6. Distributed Team Cognition as an Interdisciplinary Milieu: Melding Human-Computer Interaction with Information Sciences. 7. Ecologies of Collaboration: Information, Distributed Control, and Use. 8. Balancing Cognitive, Embedded, and Ecological Worldviews: Human-Systems Integration at Work. 9. Encountering Resilience Systems within Ecologically-bound Teamwork. 10. Team Mental Models, Hidden Knowledge, and Temporal Processes in Distributed Work. 11. The Role of Awareness In Distributed Team Cognition: A Review and Research Agenda. 12. Cultural Impasses, Distributed Work: Socio-Cognitive Imperatives.

About the Editors

Michael McNeese is a Professor (Emeritus) and Director of the MINDS Group at the College of Information Sciences and Technology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. He has worked on multiple research projects involving team cognition, human factors, 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 a Professor and Allyn R. & Gladys M. Cline Chair in Psychology at Rice University. Previously, he was a Trustee Chair and Pegasus Professor of Psychology at the University of Central Florida where he also held an appointment as Program Director for the Human Systems Integration Research Department at the Institute for Simulation and Training. Before joining IST, he was a senior research psychologist and Head of the Training Technology Development Branch of NAWC-TSD for 15 years. During this period, Dr. Salas served as a principal investigator for numerous R&D programs that focused on teamwork, team training, simulation-based training, decision-making under stress, safety culture and performance assessment.

Dr. 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 received a Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Southern California.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Software Development & Engineering / Systems Analysis & Design
COMPUTERS / Social Aspects / Human-Computer Interaction
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Engineering
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety