Thomas, K. T.; Thomas, J. R.
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Department of Exercise Science and Physical Education, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA.
International Journal of Sport Psychology
Sport offers an excellent circumstance to study the development of expertise because the knowledge and skill involved can be circumscribed and defined. Two aspects of sport are different from most other areas of expertise: decisions have to be made within rapid time constraints, and knowledge about how to perform and performance are not necessarily related. This paper discusses these issues in a developmental model and considers the relations among knowledge, skill, and game performance. In particular methodological issues that can confound research in this paradigm are highlighted.
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decision making, information, psychology, research, skills, sport, sport performance
athletic performance, choice, psychological factors, studies