Critical social thinking: A conceptual model and insights for training
Abbreviated Journal Title
Organ. Psychol. Rev.
Conflict & negotiation; culture; decision-making; groups/teams; selection & assessment/training & development; I-O PSYCHOLOGY; PERSPECTIVE-TAKING; EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE; MENTAL; MODEL; SKILLS; EMPATHY; DESIGN; TASK; PERFORMANCE; AWARENESS; Psychology, Applied; Management
As technology, globalization, changing work demands, and a growing reliance on teams are changing the work environment, the social complexity surrounding work functions is increasing dramatically. While a variety of socially relevant knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) have been examined, we argue that studying them in isolation is no longer sufficient, as individuals require a repertoire of KSAs that must be utilized in combination to be effective in complex social situations. Thus, we propose the construct critical social thinking (CST), a holistic, integrated approach to understanding the processes that enable individuals to function in such settings, and the KSAs that are necessary for each process. Because the significance of the CST construct is closely tied to the growing need for it in practice, we also integrate disparate training findings and link them to components of our conceptual model, enabling us to put forth initial insights regarding the approaches through which CST can be trained effectively.
Organizational Psychology Review
"Critical social thinking: A conceptual model and insights for training" (2015). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 6549.