Print Email Facebook Twitter The effects of physical threat on team processes during complex task performance Title The effects of physical threat on team processes during complex task performance Author Kamphuis, W. Gaillard, A.W.K. Vogelaar, A.L.W. Publication year 2011 Abstract Teams have become the norm for operating in dangerous and complex situations. To investigate how physical threat affects team performance, 27 threeperson teams engaged in a complex planning and problem-solving task, either under physical threat or under normal conditions. Threat consisted of the possibility that during task performance the oxygen level would be reduced (which, in reality, did not occur). Team processes were measured by automated behavior recordings and questionnaires. Results confirmed that physical threat caused restrictions in information processing, more controlling leadership, less group discussions, and a reduction in coordinating and supporting behavior. These results support the propositions of the threat-rigidity thesis and extend previous research by establishing these results for physical threat and demonstrating effects on coordinating and supporting behavior as well. Subject HumanHOI - Human Behaviour & Organisational InnovationsBSS - Behavioural and Societal SciencesPsychologyTeamsThreatStressProblem solvingLeadership To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:c5a2732b-3a3c-451f-8b9f-661c68c9c779 DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/1046496411407522 TNO identifier 443599 Source Small Group Research, 42 (6), 700-729 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.