All Talks & Workshops

2020

Process-oriented model of integration in knowledge-diverse teams

Often, in teams where members possess diverse knowledge, integrating the unique expertise of members is critical (e.g., interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary teams). In this talk, I will present a process-oriented account of the integration of knowledge in teams when members possess predominately unique (as opposed to shared) information. Within the context of an agent-based model, I outline how the configuration of personality, within teams, function to promote knowledge sharing, selection, assimilation, and ultimately, the integration of information. I will then present results from virtual experiments to highlight the utility of the model and end with a discussion of future plans to validate the model using empirical data.

2019

Learning R

In this workshop, I will cover an introduction to R for the psychological researcher with little to no programming experience. The content will mostly consist of what you might find in an introductory statistics class. I’ll first discuss some benefits of using R, how to get started in R, and provide an introduction to data manipulation and writing scripts. The workshop will also cover descriptive statistics, data vizualization, analysis of contingency tables, t-tests, ANOVAs and regression. I’ll end with a discussion of resources to continue learning R.

A computational model of information integration in knowledge-diverse teams

Often, in teams where members possess diverse knowledge, integrating the unique expertise of members is critical (e.g., interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary teams). In this talk, I will present a process-oriented account of the integration of knowledge in teams when members possess predominately unique (as opposed to shared) information. Within the context of an agent-based model, I outline how the configuration of personality, within teams, function to promote knowledge sharing, selection, assimilation, and ultimately, the integration of information. I will then present results from virtual experiments to highlight the utility of the model and end with a discussion of future plans to validate the model using empirical data.

Open-minded group cognition

The situational merit standard hypothesis states social norms dictate when open-minded condition (OMC) is appropriate. One context we expect normatively less open-mindedness are those involving group interactions. In one study, we manipulated target group membership and measured OMC. In a second study, we manipulated open-minded norms within a group and measured OMC.

2018

Group recall as a function of information redundancy and transactive memory

Groups attempted to recall a story where the parts of the story were distributed among the group members. How much of the information was shared vs. unshared and the presence/absence of a transactive memory system were varied. Both redundancy and transactive memory influenced group recall.

2017

Do groups make less ethical decisions than individuals?