Publications

Our customers can trust in CPG’s expertise because we conscientiously maintain an awareness of advances in the field, and we apply best practices to our customers’ requirements. Documenting our own methodologies, advancements, and solutions is an important part of our work. It allows us to continually contribute to the scientific community and participate in professional dialogues.

Examples of CPG’s recent contributions to the areas of Applied Cognitive Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Education, and Military Sciences are provided below. For additional references or documentation of our work, please contact us.

Performance and Competency Modeling

Fiore, S. M., Ross, K. & Jentsch, F. (2012). A team cognitive readiness framework for small unit training. Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making. doi: 10.1177/1555343412449626. A team cognitive readiness framework for small unit training (1768 downloads)

Oden, R.V.N, Ross, K.G., Rivera, I.D., & Phillips, J.K. (2011). A cognitively-based competency model for small unit counter-IED performance. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, USA, 414-418. A cognitively-based competency model for small unit counter-IED performance (976 downloads)

Ross, W.A., Militello, L.G., & Bencaz, N.A. (2010). Specification and development of an expert model for “combat hunters” (Final Report prepared for Northrop Grumman Technical Services under contract # N00140-06-D-0060). Orlando, FL: Cognitive Performance Group. Specification and development of an expert model for (1359 downloads)

Ross, K., Thornson, C., Wisecarver, M., Foldes, H., Peluso, D., Prevou, M., Schaab, B., & Roberts, M. (in review).  Development of a competency model of civil-military teaming. Arlington, VA: U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences.

Ross, K., Phillips, J., & Cohn, J. (2009). Creating expertise with technology based training. In D. Schmorrow, J. Cohn, and D. Nicholson (Eds.), The PSI handbook of virtual environments for training and education, volume 1. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger Security International.

Peters, D.J., Jackson, L.A., Phillips, J.K., & Ross, K.G. (2008). The time to decide: How awareness and collaboration affect the command decision making. In A. Kott (Ed.), Battle of Cognition: The Future of Information-Rich Warfare and the Mind of the Commander. Westport, CT: Praeger Security International.

Klein, G., Phillips, J. K., Rall, E. L., & Peluso, D.A. (2006). A data/frame theory of sensemaking. In R. R. Hoffman (Ed.), Expertise out of context: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Naturalistic Decision Making. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum & Associates.

Learning Solutions

Vogel-Walcutt, J.J., Phillips J.K., Ross, K.G. & Stensrud, B. (2016). Improving the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Adaptive Training: Using Developmental Models as a Framework and Foundation for Human-Centred Instructional Design. Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science. 17(2). This publication can be retrieved from Taylor & Francis.

Phillips, J., Ross, K. & Knarr, K. (2015). The Small Unit Decision Making Assessment Battery: Development and Psychometric Analysis. Proceedings of the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference, Orlando, FL: National Training Systems Association. This publication can be retrieved from I/ITSEC.

Vogel-Walcutt, J.J., Phillips J.K., Ross, K.G. & Knarr, K. (2015) Marine Corps Instructor Mastery Model: A Foundation for Marine Faculty Professional Development. Proceedings of the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference, Orlando, FL: National Training Systems Association. This publication can be retrieved from I/ITSEC.

Vogel-Walcutt, J.J., Ross, K.G., Phillips, J.K. & Stensrud, B. (in press). Improving the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Adaptive Training: Using developmental models as a framework and foundation for human-centered instructional design. Theoretical Issues in Ergonomic Science.

Miller, M. L., Phillips, J. K., Gomez, M. D., & Finerson, P. (2013). Front-end analysis methods for the Noncommissioned Officer Education System (Research Report 1964). Fort Belvoir, VA: U.S. Army Research Institute for Behavioral Social Sciences.  Front-End Analysis Methods for the Noncommissioned Officer Education System (948 downloads)

Vogel-Walcutt, J.J., Phillips, J.K., & Ross, K.G. (2012). Scientific principles to support rapid scenario development. Proceedings of the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference, Orlando, FL: National Training Systems Association. This publication can be retrieved from I/ITSEC.

Phillips, J.K., & Ross, W.A. (2011). Decision-centered scenario design tool for counterinsurgency training. Proceedings of the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference, Orlando, FL: National Training Systems Association. This publication can be retrieved from I/ITSEC.

Ross, W., Phillips, J., & Lethin, C. (2010). Training decision making for small units in complex cultural contexts. Paper presented in the 3rd International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics: Miami, FL.

Vogel-Walcutt, J. J., Carper, T. M. , Bowers, C., & Nicholson, D. (2010). Increasing efficiency in military learning: Theoretical considerations and practical applications. Military Psychology, 22 (3), 311 — 339. doi: 10.1080/08995605.2010.492701.

Phillips, J.K., Ross, K.G., & Cohn, J.V. (2009). Creating tactical expertise using simulations: Guidance for scenario developers and instructors. In D. Schmorrow, J. V. Cohn, & D. Nicholson (Eds.), The PSI Handbook of Virtual Environments for Training and Education, Volume 1. Westpoint, Connecticut: Praeger Security International.

Phillips, J.K., Ross, W.A., Livingston, J.D., & Lickteig, C. (2009). Innovative methods to acquire and adapt soldier skills (INMASS) in the contemporary operational environment (Research Report 1909). Fort Knox, KY: U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences.

Cognitive Assessment

SUDM Assessment Battery Administrator Manual  SUDM AB administrator manual (455 downloads)  

For More information: Vogel-Walcutt, J.J., Ross, K.G., & Knarr, K.A. (2013). Small unit decision making assessment battery. Proceedings of the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference. Orlando, FL: National Training Systems Association. This publication can be retrieved from I/ITSEC.

Phillips, J., Ross, K., Rivera, I., & Knarr, K. (2014). Small Unit Decision Making (SUDM) Assessment Battery Final Report: Option III. (Contract Number: N00014-12-C-0459) Arlington, VA: Office of Naval Research. Option III SUDM AB Final Report (409 downloads)

Ross, K., Phillips, J., Rivera, I. (2013) Squad Leader Mastery: A Model Underlying Cognitive Readiness Interventions. Proceedings of the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference, Orlando, FL: National Training Systems Association. This publication can be retrieved from I/ITSEC.

Moon, B., Ross, K., & Phillips, J. (2010). Concept map-based assessment for adult learners. In J. Sánchez, A. J. Cañas, and J. D. Novak (Eds.), Concept Maps: Making Learning Meaningful. Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Concept Mapping. Viña del Mar, Chile: University of Chile. Concept map-based assessment for adult learners (865 downloads)

Ross, K.G., Thornson, C.A., McDonald, D.P., Fritzsche, B.A., & Le, H. (2010). Development of the cross-cultural competence inventory (3CI). In D. Schmorrow & D. Nicholson (Eds.), Advances in cross-cultural decision making (pp. 87-96). Boca Raton, FL: Taylor & Francis Group.

Philips, J. K., Shafer, J., Ross, K. G., Cox, D. A., & Shadrick, S. (2006). Behaviorally anchored rating scales for the assessment of tactical thinking mental models. (Research Report 1854). Arlington, VA: U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences. Behaviorally anchored rating scales for the assessment of tactical thinking mental models (1037 downloads)