Answer the "So What" Question: Team Cohesion
Recorded On: 02/23/2022
In the first installment of the "So What" Webinar Series, we discussed a paper that is consistently one of the top-cited papers in Human Factors: Salas, Grossman, Hughes, & Coultas's Measuring Team Cohesion: Observations from the Science. Rebecca Grossman, Associate Professor of Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Hofstra University, shared information regarding the paper and Christy Harper, Co-Owner and Managing Partner of End-to-End Research, discussed the challenges of managing teams and the need for measuring team cohesion.
Julie Gilpin-McMinn (Moderator)
Technical Fellow Human Factors/Ergonomics
Spirit Aerosystems, Inc.
Moderator: Camille Peres (Moderator)
Texas A&M University
Associate Professor of Industrial-Organizational Psychology
Rebecca Grossman is an Associate Professor of Industrial-Organizational Psychology at Hofstra University. Her research focuses on teams (e.g., team processes and emergent states, measurement of team constructs), training (e.g., training transfer), and complex settings (e.g., multi-cultural teams, virtual teams, multiple team memberships). She was the recipient of both the SIOP Leslie W. Joyce & Paul W. Thayer Fellowship in I-O Psychology and the Fred Lewis I/ITSEC Scholarship for excellence in research on teams and training.
owner and managing partner
End to End User Research
Christy Harper is the owner and managing partner of End to End User Research, a consultancy which conducts UX research, provides facility rentals, human factors and participant recruiting services. Previously Christy spent 17 years with HP, where she led a team doing research on products throughout the lifecycle. She has a Masters Degree in Psychology from the University of Houston-Clear Lake where she is a Distinguished Alumni and Chairperson of the Industry Advisory Board for the Applied Human Factors program. She is the chairperson for HFE WOMAN, HFES chapter Co-chair and Houston HFES past President and Program Director.