In our increasingly globally interconnected world, understanding and appreciating the sociocultural context within which individuals make their decisions is critical to developing successful partnerships. The collection of chapters in this volume illustrates how advances in information and social media techlogies, as well as modeling and simulation tools, combined with the social sciences, can be leveraged to better understand how sociocultural context influences decision making. The chapters in this volume were contributed by leading experts from academia, industry, and government and provide: * Insights into cross-cultural decision making based on recent international events, with grounding in an historical context * Discussions of cutting-edge modeling techniques used today by professionals across multiple organizations and agencies * Descriptions of specific cross-cultural decision making tools designed for use by laypeople and professionals * Case studies on the role of cross-cultural decision making grounded in current events and (in many cases) military applications.
Joseph V. Cohn, PhD, earned his BS in biology from the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign in 1993. He earned his PhD in neuroscience from Brandeis University in 1998. He has coauthored more than 100 publications and presented talks to national and international professional conferences on a host of topics, ranging from foundational neuroscience to the nature of technical innovation. He has coedited a three-volume book series focusing on all aspects of training system development and a single-volume book on enhancing human performance in high-risk environments. He has received industry and professional society awards for his research across the spectrum of the human performance and biomedical sciences. He cochaired the Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics Association's Cross-Cultural Decision Making Conference from 2013 to 2015 and is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Society of Military Psychologists, as well as an associate fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association. Sae Schatz, PhD, is an applied human-systems researcher, learning science professional, and cognitive scientist. She has headed an array of applied research efforts, authored more than 50 peer-reviewed scholarly publications, led the development of three military textbooks, and received industry awards for both her publications and her research efforts. Schatz cochairs the Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics Association's Cross-Cultural Decision Making Conference (2013-), is a service principal for the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (2015-), and supports international science and technology working groups associated with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Partnership for Peace, and The Technical Cooperation Program. Schatz also maintains close ties with her alma mater, the University of Central Florida, where she earned her PhD in human systems in modeling and simulation in 2008. Hannah Freeman earned her Bachelor of Arts degrees in international studies (Russian and Eastern European studies) and Hispanic studies from Illinois Wesleyan University, where she was awarded Phi Beta Kappa, in 2012. Freeman earned her Master of Science degree in comparative politics (conflict studies) from The London School of Economics and Political Science in 2013, where she also received a Russian Language Certificate. Her research interests include the former Soviet Union and Soviet bloc, post-Soviet Russia, human rights, national and ethnic conflict, radicalization, political violence, and terrorism. David J. Y. Combs, PhD, earned his BA in psychology from Simpson University in 2003. He earned his PhD in experimental social psychology from the University of Kentucky in 2010. He has also completed certifications in political psychology (Stanford University), analysis of incomplete data sets (University of Michigan), and Afghanistan-Pakistan regional expertise. He has completed additional coursework (applied survey sampling) with The George Washington University. He has coauthored dozens of papers, conference presentations, and book chapters on social psychological topics such as trust, attitude change, experience of humiliation, and emotions resulting from political events. He is especially interested in applying social psychological theory and methods to understanding cross-cultural interactions within the irregular warfare context.
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