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"Decisions, decisions, decisions'': transfer and specificity of decision-making skill between sports

Causer, J and Ford, PR (2014) "Decisions, decisions, decisions'': transfer and specificity of decision-making skill between sports. COGNITIVE PROCESSING, 15 (3). pp. 385-389. ISSN 1612-4782

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Abstract

The concept of transfer of learning holds that previous practice or experience in one task or domain will enable successful performance in another related task or domain. In contrast, specificity of learning holds that previous practice or experience in one task or domain does not transfer to other related tasks or domains. The aim of the current study is to examine whether decision-making skill transfers between sports that share similar elements, or whether it is specific to a sport. Participants (n = 205) completed a video-based temporal occlusion decisionmaking test in which they were required to decide on which action to execute across a series of 4 versus 4 soccer game situations. A sport engagement questionnaire was used to identify 106 soccer players, 43 other invasion sport players and 58 other sport players. Positive transfer of decisionmaking skill occurred between soccer and other invasion sports, which are related and have similar elements, but not from volleyball, supporting the concept of transfer of learning.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10339-014-0598-0
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1701 Psychology, 1702 Cognitive Science, 2203 Philosophy
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC1200 Sports Medicine
Divisions: Sport & Exercise Sciences
Publisher: Springer Verlag
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Date Deposited: 05 May 2016 11:19
Last Modified: 05 May 2016 11:19
DOI or Identification number: 10.1007/s10339-014-0598-0
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/3562

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