Abstract

Teams perform cognitive activities such as making decisions and assessing situations as a unit. The team cognition behind these activities has traditionally been linked to individual knowledge and its distribution across team members. The theory of interactive team cognition instead argues that team cognition resides in team interactions and that it is an activity that takes place in a rich context that needs to be measured at the team level. This article describes this dynamic perspective on team cognition, some research that supports it, and the implications for measuring, understanding, and improving team cognition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)415-419
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Directions in Psychological Science
Volume24
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2015

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Keywords

  • shared knowledge
  • shared mental models
  • team adaptation
  • team cognition
  • team dynamics
  • team effectiveness
  • team resilience
  • team training
  • teamwork

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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Team Cognition as Interaction. / Cooke, Nancy.

In: Current Directions in Psychological Science, Vol. 24, No. 6, 01.12.2015, p. 415-419.

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