%A John Voiklis %A Manu Kapur %A Charles Kinzer %A John Black %T An Emergentist Account of Collective Cognition in Collaborative Problem Solving %X 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. %K emergence problem-solving collective-cognition coordination %P 858-863 %E Ron Sun %E Naomi Miyake %D 2006 %I Lawrence Erlbaum Associates %L cogprints6287