Theoretical underpinning of interactive team cognition

Nancy J. Cooke, Jamie C. Gorman, Christopher Myers, Jasmine Duran

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Teams are a special kind of group, one that has members who play heterogeneous but interdependent roles to work toward common objectives (Salas, Dickinson, Converse, & Tannenbaum, 1992). Thus a typing pool of individuals doing the same task, each independently, is a small group that can be contrasted with a surgical team (nurse, surgeon, and anesthesiologist) who each have distinct although interdependent roles. Furthermore, teams increasingly perform cognitive tasks such as planning, decision making, designing, assessing situations, and solving problems. We label this cognitive activity of teams “team cognition.�? The purpose of this chapter is to describe one perspective on team cognition, interactive team cognition (ITC), and its theoretical underpinnings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTheories of Team Cognition
Subtitle of host publicationCross-Disciplinary Perspectives
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9781136697913
ISBN (Print)9780415874137
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)


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