An Affordance Based Approach to Decision Making in Sport: Discussing a Novel Methodological Framework

Cathy Craig, G. Watson

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Abstract

Decision making is a fundamental clement of any sport, particularly open, fast, dynamic team sports such as football, basketball and rugby. At the elite level, athletes appear to consistently make good decisions in situations that are highly temporally constrained. To further understand how this is done has been the aim of researchers within the perception-action field for several decades. The purpose of this article is to present novel contributions, both theoretical and methodological, that are pushing the boundaries of this area of research. The theoretical framework (Ecological psychology) within which the work is posited will be described, followed by a description of Virtual Reality (VR) technology and how it relates to the theoretical aims. Finally, an applied example will be summarised in order to demonstrate how the theoretical approach and the methodological approach come together in practice.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)689-708
Number of pages20
JournalRevista de Psicologia del Deporte
Volume20
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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