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Anticipation and Decision Making in Sport


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Part I: Characteristics of expert anticipation in sport

1. Postural cues, biological motion perception, and anticipation in sport Nicholas J. Smeeton, Stefanie Huttermann, and A. Mark Williams 2. Familiarity detection and pattern perception Jamie S. North and A. Mark Williams 3. Contextual information and its role in expert anticipation Colm P. Murphy, Robin C. Jackson, and A. Mark Williams 4. Visual search behaviours in expert perceptual judgments David L. Mann, Joe Causer, Hiroki Nakamoto, and Oliver R. Runswick 5. The role of peripheral vision in sports and everyday life Christian Vater, Andre Klostermann, Ralf Kredel, and Ernst-Joachim Hossner 6. Deception in sport Robin C. Jackson and Rouwen Canal-Bruland 7. Emotion and its impact on perception Bradley Fawver and Christopher M. Janelle 8. Neurophysiological studies of action anticipation in sport Michael J. Wright and Daniel T. Bishop 9. Motor simulation in action prediction: sport-specific considerations Desmond Mulligan and Nicola J. Hodges 10. Perception-action for the study of anticipation and decision making Matt Dicks, Duarte Araujo, and John van der Kamp Part II: Characteristics of expert decision making in sport 11. Tactical creativity and decision making in sport Daniel Memmert and Andre Roca 12. Heuristics, biases, and decision making Markus Raab, Clare MacMahon, Simcha Avugos, and Michael Bar-Eli 13. High-stakes decision making: anxiety and cognition Mark R. Wilson, Noel P. Kinrade, and Vincent Walsh 14. Decision making in match officials and judges Werner F. Helsen, Clare MacMahon, and Jochim Spitz Part III: Training anticipation and decision making in sport 15. Practice and sports activities in the acquisition of anticipation and decision making Paul R. Ford and Donna O'Connor 16. Training perceptual-cognitive expertise: how should practice be structured? David P. Broadbent, Joe Causer, Paul R. Ford, and A. Mark Williams 17. Instructional approaches for developing anticipation and decision making in sport Peter Le Noury, Damian Farrow, Tim Buszard, and Machar Reid 18. Integrating performance analysis and perceptual-cognitive training Allistair P. McRobert and A. Mark Williams 19. Virtual environments and their role in developing perceptual-cognitive skills in sports Rob Gray 20. Training under pressure: current perspectives and future directions David B. Alder, Joe Causer, and Jamie Poolton 21. Transfer of expert visual-perceptual-motor skill in sport Sean Muller and Simon M. Rosalie

About the Author

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 200 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. He is a Fellow of the European College of Sports Science, the British Association of Sport and Exercise Science, the National Academy of Kinesiology, and the British Psychological Society. He is Editor-in-Chief of several academic journals. Robin C. Jackson is Senior Lecturer in Sport Psychology at Loughborough University, UK. His research on perceptual-cognitive expertise focusses on attentional processes in sports performance, notably in regard to anticipation and the perception of deceptive intent. He is also interested in the implications of this research for designing training protocols to develop skills that are robust under pressure. He has more than 50 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters. He is a founding member of the British Psychological Society's Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology, and the Expertise and Skill Acquisition Network special interest group. He serves on the editorial board for several sport psychology journals and is Executive Editor of the Journal of Sports Sciences (Social and Behavioural Sciences).

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