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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.

Author Biography

A. Mark Williams is Chair of Health, Kinesiology and Recreation at the University of Utah, USA. His research interests focus on the neural and psychological mechanisms underpinning the acquisition and development of expertise, with a particular focus on anticipation and decision-making. He has published more than 170 journal articles in peer-reviewed outlets and written more than 80 book chapters. He has co-authored and edited 15 books and delivered more than 200 keynote and invited lectures in over 30 countries. His H-index on Google Scholar is 65, i10 is 145 with almost 16,500 citations. He is a Fellow of the European College of Sports Science, the British Association of Sport and Exercise Science and the British Psychological Society. He is Editor-in Chief for the Journal of Sports Sciences and Executive Editor for the journal Human Movement Science, as well as being a member of several other editorial and advisory boards Robin Jackson is Senior Lecturer in Sport Psychology at Loughborough University, UK. His research on perceptual-cognitive expertise focuses on attentional processes in sports performance, particularly in regard to anticipation skill and the perception of deceptive motion. He is also interested in the implications of this research for developing more effective training protocols that help performers develop skills that are robust under pressure. He has more than 40 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters, has a Google Scholar H-index of 21, i10 of 26, and has almost 1,500 citations. He is a founder member of the British Psychological Society's Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology and the Expertise and Skill Acquisition Network special interest group. He also serves on the editorial board for six sport psychology or sports science journals
Release date Australia
March 4th, 2019
Edited by A. Mark Williams Edited by Robin Jackson
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
13 Line drawings, black and white; 51 Halftones, black and white; 13 Tables, black and white
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