Anticipation and decision making in sport

2018-10-26T08:46:27Z (GMT) by A. Mark Williams Robin Jackson
The ability to anticipate and make accurate decisions in a timely manner is fundamental to high-level performance in sport. Anticipation and Decision Making in Sport is the first book to present the underlying science behind these phenomena, enhancing our scientific understanding and helping practitioners to develop interventions to facilitate the more rapid acquisition of the perceptual-cognitive skills that underpin superior performance. The book embraces 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 section provides a comprehensive analysis of the processes and mechanisms underpinning anticipation and skilled perception in sport. The second section focuses on exploring the science of decision making in sport, while the final section 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 the area of anticipation 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 behaviour, and coaching science, as well as practicing coaches across sports.