Dr. Nale Lehmann-Willenbrock (Social & Organizational Psychology Group), Dr. Hayley Hung (Delft University of Technology), and Prof. Joann Keyton (North Carolina State University) have been awarded a NIAS-Lorentz Grant to conduct an international, interdisciplinary 4-day workshop at the Lorentz Center (July 10-13, 2016) that will unite social scientists and computer scientists who study interactions in small groups. The NIAS-Lorentz Program promotes cutting-edge interdisciplinary research that brings together perspectives from the Humanities and/or Social Sciences on the one hand and the Natural Sciences and/or Technological Sciences on the other.
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Specific topics will include the emergence and dynamics of group cohesion, dominance, emotional contagion, collective affect, and rapport-building in social interactions. The scientific aim is to develop common understandings of these group phenomena and develop technology to capture and analyze them. While each discipline can contribute to this aim independently, outcomes remain in disciplinary silos. This workshop is intended to develop creative integration across disciplines, such that the research objectives are important to and exciting for scholars of both social science and technology disciplines.