Running shared mental models as a distributed cognitive process.

@article{Banks2000RunningSM,
  title={Running shared mental models as a distributed cognitive process.},
  author={Adrian P. Banks and Lynne J. Millward},
  journal={British journal of psychology},
  year={2000},
  volume={91 ( Pt 4)},
  pages={513-31}
}
Shared mental models theory normally takes the individual as its unit of analysis. This paper proposes a theoretical framework for studying shared mental models in which the model is considered to be distributed amongst the team. From this framework a cognitive process is predicted which describes how shared mental models are run. A team reasoning task requiring planning was used to illustrate this framework and test predictions derived from it. Two aspects of sharing mental models were studied… CONTINUE READING