@misc{cogprints6287, editor = {Ron Sun and Naomi Miyake}, month = {July}, title = {An Emergentist Account of Collective Cognition in Collaborative Problem Solving }, author = {John Voiklis and Manu Kapur and Charles Kinzer and John Black}, publisher = {Lawrence Erlbaum Associates}, year = {2006}, pages = {858--863}, keywords = {emergence problem-solving collective-cognition coordination}, url = {http://cogprints.org/6287/}, abstract = {As a first step toward an emergentist theory of collective cognition in collaborative problem solving, we present a proto-theoretical account of how one might conceive and model the intersubjective processes that organize collective cognition into one or another--convergent, divergent, or tensive--cognitive regime. To explore the sufficiency of our emergentist proposal we instantiate a minimalist model of intersubjective convergence and simulate the tuning of collective cognition using data from an empirical study of small-group, collaborative problem solving. Using the results of this empirical simulation, we test a number of preliminary hypotheses with regard to patterns of interaction, how those patterns affect a cognitive regime, and how that cognitive regime affects the efficacy of a problem-solving group.} }