About this Research Topic
The aim of this Research Topic is to collect current perspectives on interpersonal coordination in dynamic task contexts. How can coordination be established under different circumstances? What are the underlying processes? What do current theories offer to optimizing, teaching, and learning interpersonal coordination? This Topic is open for empirical (qualitative and quantitative), theoretical, and applied research. Contributions that approach interpersonal coordination from different perspectives, both theoretically and methodologically, are welcome. Integrative advances are especially encouraged. The focused processes may vary and include e.g., communicative, cognitive, perceptual, attentional, or decisional mechanisms that link to functions involved in interpersonal coordination. Examples for more specific questions are: What are ecological cues that afford coordinated behavior? How can affordances for interpersonal behavior be differentiated from other ecological cues that do not qualify as affordances? Or, switching perspectives, how can affordances for interpersonal coordination be created by individuals or groups? What are attractors that establish interpersonal behavior within the social context of team tasks? How do they establish? How do mental representations and shared knowledge contribute? Finally, what are revealing research questions to be addressed in the future?
Keywords: team behaviour, co-ordination, team action, teamwork, team cognition, team dynamics
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