1st Edition

Handbook of Distributed Team Cognition Three-Volume Set

    767 Pages 73 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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.

    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.


    Michael McNeese, Eduardo Salas, Mica R. Endsley