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

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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.



Publication date2013
Publication titleESRC research capacity building clusters : summit conference 2013 : 25th – 26th June 2013, Aston University
EditorsBen Clegg, Judith Scully, John Bryson
Place of PublicationBirmingham (UK)
PublisherAston University
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)978-1-905866-67-0
Original languageEnglish
EventESRC research capacity building clusters : 2013 national summit conference - Aston University, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Duration: 25 Jun 201326 Jun 2013


ConferenceESRC research capacity building clusters : 2013 national summit conference
CountryUnited Kingdom
Other“University - Industry Collaboration in Challenging Times”

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  • evolutionary psychology, project teams, longitudinal

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