Anticipation and Decision Making in Sport

1st Edition

A. Mark Williams, Robin C. Jackson

Routledge
March 11, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 424 Pages
ISBN 9781138504844 - CAT# Y372511

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Summary

The ability to anticipate and make accurate decisions in a timely manner (‘game intelligence’) is fundamental to high-level performance in sport. Anticipation and Decision-Making in Sport is the first book to identify the underlying science behind anticipation and decision-making in sport, enhancing our scientific understanding of these phenomena and helping practitioners to develop interventions to facilitate the more rapid acquisition of the perceptual-cognitive skills that underpin these judgements.

Adopting a multi-disciplinary approach—encompassing research from psychology, biomechanics, neuroscience, physiology, computing science and performance analysis—the book is divided into three primary sections. The first provides a comprehensive analysis of the processes and mechanisms underpinning anticipation and skilled perception in sport. The second’s focus shifts towards exploring the science of decision-making in sport, while the final section’s is more applied, outlining how the key skills that impact on anticipation and decision-making may be facilitated through various training interventions.

Written by leading experts from a vast range of countries and continents, no other book offers such a synthesis of the historical landscape, contemporary research and future areas for investigation in anticipation, perception and decision-making in sport. Clearly highlighting how this research can be applied to practice, this is a fascinating and important text for students and researchers in sport psychology, skill acquisition and expert performance, motor learning and behavior and coaching science, as well as practicing coaches from any sport.

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