Judgment, Decision-making and Success in Sport

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  • Copyright: 2011-09-13
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Judgment, Decision-Making and Success in Sport presents a thorough overview and assessment of the study of Judgment and Decision-Making (JDM) in sports psychology, and represents an important source of information for those interested in the possible causes and reasons for success and failure in sport. The only book to apply the principles of JDM to sport Applies theory to practice by looking at problems of athletes, coaches, and referees and providing recommendations for dealing with them Offers an overview of current JDM research Useful for psychologists, physical education teachers, sports scientists, and researchers in this field

Author Biography

Michael Bar-Eli is Professor of Psychology and holds the Nat Holman Chair in Sports Research at the Guilford Glazer School of Business and Management, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel; he is also Head of the Sport Management program, Zinman College at Wingate Institute,. Israel. His main research area is the psychology of human performance in sport, with a special emphasis on judgement and decision making. Henning Plessner is Professor of Sport Psychology at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. His main research areas are judgement and decision processes of referees and the psychology of intuition. Markus Raab is Professor of Psychology, Head of the institute of Psychology and Head of the Department of Performance Psychology at the German Sport University Cologne. His main research areas are judgement and decision making in peak performance situations, embodiment and motor learning and control.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Judgement and Decision Making as a Topic of Sport Sciencep. 1
Maximization and optimization in sportp. 3
Jdm historyp. 4
The development of Jdm research in sportp. 6
Rationale and structure of this bookp. 10
Theories of (Social) Judgementp. 13
Psychophysicsp. 16
Social judgement theoryp. 18
Social cognitionp. 19
Summaryp. 25
Theories of Decision Makingp. 27
Subjective expected utility theoryp. 31
Prospect theoryp. 32
Decisional field theoryp. 33
Simple heuristic approachp. 35
Summaryp. 37
Expertise in Jdmp. 39
What are the components of expertise in Jdm?p. 42
How can we measure Jdm expertise?p. 43
How can we explain Jdm expertise?p. 46
How can we develop Jdm expertise?p. 47
Summaryp. 48
Athletesp. 50
Judging one's own performancep. 53
What choices are athletes confronted with?p. 59
How do athletes choose?p. 66
Jdm training for athletesp. 78
Summaryp. 89
Managers and Coachesp. 91
Jdm as a leadership taskp. 93
Managerial Jdmp. 95
Coaches' Jdmp. 108
Summaryp. 121
Refereesp. 123
The tasks of refereesp. 126
Perceptual limitationsp. 127
Prior knowledgep. 132
Rules of information integrationp. 136
Improving referees' Jdmp. 139
Summaryp. 143
Observersp. 145
Biases in judgements of sport performancep. 148
Predictions and bettingp. 154
Summaryp. 160
Referencesp. 163
Author Indexp. 189
Subject Indexp. 201
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