Heuristic reasoning and the observer’s view: the influence of example-availability on ad-hoc frequency judgments in sport

Miller, Paul K., Rowe, Louise, Cronin, Colum and Bampouras, Theodoros (2011) Heuristic reasoning and the observer’s view: the influence of example-availability on ad-hoc frequency judgments in sport. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 24 (3). pp. 290-302.

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/10413200.2011.641062

Abstract

Drawing upon evidence from broader social psychology, and an illustrative study of frequency-estimation during a simple, sport-specific observe-and-recall task, this paper makes the case for the more thorough investigation of the availability heuristic (Tversky & Kahneman, 1973) on practical state-of-play reasoning in largely observational sporting activities. It is argued that this evidence particularly substantiates a need for a more robust body of research in two primary domains: (a) the gatekeeping tasks pertinent (and usually preliminary) to an individual's sporting performance such as talent scouting, team selection, and substitution decisions, and (b) the business of officiating in high-tempo environments.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Applied Sport Psychology
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge) for Association for Applied Sport Psychology
ISSN: 1533-1571
Departments: Faculty of Health and Science > Medical and Sports Sciences > Sports and Physical Activity > Sport
Depositing User: Insight Administrator
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2013 10:43
Last Modified: 11 May 2018 05:35
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/1376

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