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.
Michael D. McNeese is a Professor (Emeritus) and was the Director of the MINDS Group (Multidisciplinary Initiatives in Naturalistic Decision Systems) at the College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST), The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. Dr. McNeese has also been a Professor of Psychology (affiliated) in the Department of Psychology, and a Professor of Education (affiliated) in the Department of Learning Systems and Performance, at Penn State. Previously, he was the Senior Associate Dean for Research, Graduate Studies, and Academic Affairs at the College of IST. Dr. McNeese also served as Department Head and Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Programs in the College, and was part of the original ten founding professors in the College of IST. He has been the principal investigator and managed numerous research projects involving cognitive systems engineering, human factors, human-autonomous interaction, social-cognitive informatics, cognitive psychology, team cognition, user experience, situation awareness, and interactive modeling and simulations for more than 35 years. His research has been funded by diverse sources (NSF, ONR, ARL, ARO, AFRL, NGIA, Lockheed Martin) through a wide variety of program offices and initiatives. Prior to moving to Penn State in 2000, he was a Senior Scientist and Director of Collaborative Design Technology at the USAF Research Laboratory (Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio). He was one of the principal scientists in the USAF responsible for cognitive systems engineering and team cognition as related to command and control and emergency operations. Dr. McNeese received his PhD in Cognitive Science from Vanderbilt University and an MA in Experimental-Cognitive Psychology from the University of Dayton, was a visiting professor at The Ohio State University, Department of Integrated Systems Engineering, and was a Research Associate at the Vanderbilt University Center for Learning Technology. He has over 250 publications in research/application domains including emergency crisis management; fighter pilot performance; pilot-vehicle interaction; battle management command, control, communication operations; cyber and information security; intelligence and image analyst work; geographical intelligence gathering, information fusion, police cognition, natural gas exploitation, emergency medicine; and aviation. His most recent work focuses on the cognitive science perspectives within cyber-security utilizing the interdisciplinary Living Laboratory Framework as articulated in this book.
Eduardo Salas is the Allyn R. and 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, 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 and 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 and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES), and a 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 PhD (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 PhD 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.