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J Exp Psychol Appl. 2007 Sep;13(3):146-57.

Team cognition in experienced command-and-control teams.

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Applied Psychology, Arizona State University Polytechnic Campus, Mesa, AZ 85212, USA. ncooke@asu.edu

Abstract

Team cognition in experienced command-and-control teams is examined in an UAV (Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle) simulation. Five 3-person teams with experience working together in a command-and-control setting were compared to 10 inexperienced teams. Each team participated in five 40-min missions of a simulation in which interdependent team members control a UAV to take reconnaissance photos. Experienced teams exceeded performance of inexperienced teams, suggesting transfer of previous command-and-control experience. Compared to inexperienced teams, experienced teams had fewer errors on process-related training knowledge, superior team process ratings, and communications containing fewer coordination-related utterances. These findings support the view that team cognition emerges through the interactions of team members, that interactions distinguish high-performing teams from average teams, and that these interactions transfer across different tasks.

PMID:
17924800
DOI:
10.1037/1076-898X.13.3.146
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