Coordination in Human and Primate Groups

Editors: Boos, M., Kolbe, M., Kappeler, P.M., Ellwart, Th. (Eds.)

  • Presents an overview of the variety of the latest assessment methods of group coordination and the scope of their potential applications and good practice for implementation
  • Provides the latest research on human and primate group coordination
  • Sketches a baseline for comparative research about human and primate group research
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About this book

Coordination in Human and Primate Groups presents one of the first collections of the different approaches and methods used to assess coordination processes in groups. Written by psychologists and primatologists, the book represents a broad range of coordination research fields such as social psychology, work and organizational psychology, medicine, primatology, and behavioural ecology. It is designed for researchers and practitioners interested in understanding the behavioural aspects of group coordination.

About the authors

Boos, Margarete, Prof. Dr. phil., since 1995 Professor of Industrial and Organisational Psychology at the University Göttingen, Spokesperson of the Courant Research Centre Evolution of Social Behaviour within the Excellence Initiative of the University of Göttingen. Research on group coordination, computer-mediated communication in groups, psychology of brands. Counseling and training in the fields of cooperation and leadership, civil courage and moderation of groups. Kolbe, Michaela, Dr. rer. nat., since 2007 postdoctoral research assistant at the ETH Zurich. She received her Diploma and Ph.D. degrees in Psychology from the University of Goettingen, Germany. Her research focuses on coordination processes in groups, especially decision-making and medical teams. Ellwart, Thomas, Dr., since 2007 Ass. Professor of Applied Psychology at the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland. He received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Psychology from Dresden Technical University, Germany. His major focus in research is on work teams with topics such as cooperation and coordination processes, knowledge exchange and process improvement. In these topics his current focus is on influences of age diversity and computer-mediated communication. Kappeler, Peter, Prof. Dr., since 2003 Professorship in Sociobiology/Anthropology (University of Göttingen) and head of the department of Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology (German Primate Centre). Main fields of research: primate and human behaviour, evolution of social systems, sexual selection, molecular ecology, biodiversity and conservation.

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“This volume offers an interdisciplinary perspective on coordination of group-level behavior in humans and nonhuman primates, combination theory, methods, and empirical results from both psychology and primatology. … this remains a collection of useful and thoughtful papers from a wide array of perspectives that can potentially advance our knowledge and inform research in several disciplines. It should be of interest to psychologists, anthropologists, sociologists, zoologists, and primatologists, as well as any behavioral scientist interested in the relationship between individual and group behavior.” (Larissa Swedell, The Quarterly Review of Biology, Vol. 87 (3), September, 2012)


Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Coordination in Human and Non-human Primate Groups: Why Compare and How?

    Boos, Margarete (et al.)

    Pages 3-10

  • An Inclusive Model of Group Coordination

    Boos, Margarete (et al.)

    Pages 11-35

  • Coordination of Group Movements in Non-human Primates

    Fichtel, Claudia (et al.)

    Pages 37-56

  • Dimensions of Group Coordination: Applicability Test of the Coordination Mechanism Circumplex Model

    Strack, Micha (et al.)

    Pages 57-73

  • The Role of Coordination in Preventing Harm in Healthcare Groups: Research Examples from Anaesthesia and an Integrated Model of Coordination for Action Teams in Health Care

    Kolbe, Michaela (et al.)

    Pages 75-92

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Coordination in Human and Primate Groups
Editors
  • Margarete Boos
  • Michaela Kolbe
  • Peter M. Kappeler
  • Thomas Ellwart
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-15355-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-15355-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-15354-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-42269-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 288
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