Selection & development of short-term project team members:developmental stability as an indicator of interpersonal skills


Short-term project teams do not have the advantage of prior performance or long-term membership to facilitate development of effective team performance. Research suggests interpersonal skills are crucial to success but this is under researched longitudinally. Evolutionary psychology can provide a lens to explain how people develop differing levels of interpersonal skills via the relationship between fluctuating asymmetry and pro-social behaviours. This research aims to investigate the relationship between fluctuating asymmetry and interpersonal skills, the impact of training and to further the evolutionary psychology field by embedding research in a real-world context as opposed to solely in laboratory or student settings.

Divisions: Aston Business School > Work & Organisational Psychology
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Aston Business School > Marketing & Strategy
Life & Health Sciences > Clinical and Systems Neuroscience
Life & Health Sciences
Life & Health Sciences > Psychology
Additional Information: © Aston Business School
Event Title: ESRC research capacity building clusters : 2013 national summit conference
Event Type: Other
Event Location: Aston University
Event Dates: 2013-06-25 - 2013-06-26
Uncontrolled Keywords: evolutionary psychology,project teams,longitudinal
ISBN: 978-1-905866-67-0
Full Text Link: http://www1.ast ... lding-clusters/
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PURE Output Type: Conference contribution
Published Date: 2013
Authors: O'Broin, Holly L.R.
Butler, Michael J.R. ( 0000-0002-0061-9538)
Lee, Nick ( 0000-0002-6209-0262)
Senior, Carl ( 0000-0002-2155-4139)



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