Neurophysiological estimation of team psychological metrics

Maja Stikic, Chris Berka, David Waldman, Pierre Balthazard, Nicola Pless, Thomas Maak

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Abstract

The goal of this study was to explore the feasibility of continuous neurophysiological assessment of different psychological aspects of a team process. The teams consisted of the MBA students who discussed and attempted to solve a case problem dealing with corporate social responsibility (i.e. child labor). At the end of the team process, two types of psychological metrics (i.e., engagement and leadership) were assessed by team members, both at the individual and team levels. These metrics showed significant correlations with the team performance scores derived by four trained coders. Two of them rated the teams' solutions in terms of effective problem solving, decisiveness, and creativity. The other two coders rated the level of moral reasoning displayed in the solutions. The psychological metrics were then estimated based on quantitative electroencephalography (qEEG). Different modeling techniques, such as linear and quadratic discriminant function analysis (DFA) and linear regression were applied to the processed qEEG data. The models were evaluated through auto-validation, but also through cross-validation to test stability of the models in the team-independent training setting. The experimental results suggested that qEEG could be effectively used in the team settings as an estimator of individual and team engagement, as well as the leadership qualities shown by team members. Our findings suggest that qEEG can help in understanding, and perhaps building, optimal teams and team processes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFoundations of Augmented Cognition - 7th International Conference, AC 2013, Held as Part of HCI International 2013, Proceedings
Pages209-218
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 7 2013
Event7th International Conference on Foundations of Augmented Cognition, AC 2013, Held as Part of 15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2013 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: Jul 21 2013Jul 26 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume8027 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other7th International Conference on Foundations of Augmented Cognition, AC 2013, Held as Part of 15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2013
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV
Period7/21/137/26/13

Keywords

  • electroencephalography
  • engagement
  • leadership
  • team process

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Stikic, M., Berka, C., Waldman, D., Balthazard, P., Pless, N., & Maak, T. (2013). Neurophysiological estimation of team psychological metrics. In Foundations of Augmented Cognition - 7th International Conference, AC 2013, Held as Part of HCI International 2013, Proceedings (pp. 209-218). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 8027 LNAI). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-39454-6_22