Socio-cognitive or sociocognitive describes integrated cognitive and social properties of systems, processes, functions, models, as well as can indicate the branch of science, engineering or technology, such as socio-cognitive research, socio-cognitive interactions.  This term is especially used when complex cognitive and social properties are reciprocally connected and essential for a given problem.
Socio-cognitive research is human factor and socio-organizational factor based, and assumes an integrated knowledge engineering, environment and business modeling perspective, therefore it is not social cognition which rather is a branch of psychology focused on how people process social information.
Socio-cognitive engineering (SCE) includes a set of theoretical interdisciplinary frameworks, methodologies, methods and software tools for the design of human centred technologies, as well as, for the improvement of large complex human-technology systems.
Both above approaches are applicable for the identification and design of a computer-based semi-/proto-Intelligent Decision Support Systems (IDSS), for the operators and managers of large socially critical systems, for high-risk tasks, such as different types of emergency and disaster management, where human errors and socio-cognitive organization vulnerability can be the cause of serious losses.
- cognitive science
- socio-cognitive systems in systemics - they can be intelligence-based systems including humans, their culture, technologies and the environment.
- socio-cognitive complexity in complex systems
- situated cognition
- ^ C. J. Hemingway and T. G. Gough (1998), A Socio-Cognitive Theory of Information Systems, Technical Report 98.25, School of Computer Studies, University of Leeds, December 1998.
- ^ M. Sharples at al.(2002), Socio-cognitive engineering: a methodology for the design of humancentred technology, European Journal of Operational Research
- ^ A. M. Gadomski, et al.(2001)., Towards intelligent decision support systems for emergency managers: the IDA approach. International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management, Vol. 2, No. 3/4.
- ^ A. M. Gadomski (2009), Human organisation socio-cognitive vulnerability: the TOGA meta-theory approach to the modelling methodology, International Journal of Critical Infrastructures, Vol. 5, No.1/2 pp. 120-155.
- Towards a cognitive memetics (2001), Cristiano Castelfranchi - Web pages.
- The socio-cognitive model of trust (2004–06) - Web pages of the Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies (ISTC).
- Human Factors in Nuclear Power Plant Safety Management: A Socio-Cognitive Modeling Approach using TOGA Meta-Theory. (2011) International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants.
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