Judgment, Decision–Making and Success in Sport introduces the fundamental approaches of Judgment and Decision–Making (JDM) research in psychology and applies them directly to a variety of JDM problems in sport. In addition to presenting a general overview of the field, several specific judgment and decision–making problems encountered by athletes, coaches, managers, and referees are considered, and recommendations are made for their effective resolution. Among the many topics addressed are the evaluation of athletic performance; motivational and emotional judgments; optimizing judgment processes; the decisions of coaches, managers, and referees; and the prediction of sports results. Enlightening and informative, Judgment, Decision–Making and Success in Sport illustrates the exciting potential of the application of JDM to the world of sports.
1.1 Maximization and optimization in sport.
1.2 JDM history.
1.3 The development of JDM research in sport.
1.4 Rationale and structure of this book.
2. Theories of (social) judgment.
2.2 Social Judgment Theory.
2.3 Social cognition.
3. Theories of decision making.
3.1 Subjective Expected Utility Theory.
3.2 Prospect Theory.
3.3 Decisional Field Theory.
3.4 Simple heuristic approach.
4. Expertise in JDM.
4.1 What are the components of expertise in JDM?
4.2 How can we measure JDM expertise?
4.3 How can we explain JDM expertise?
4.4 How can we develop JDM expertise?
5.1 Judging one s own performance.
5.2 What choices are athletes confronted with?
5.3 How do athletes choose?
5.4 JDM training for athletes.
6. Managers and Coaches.
6.1 JDM as a leadership task.
6.2 Managerial JDM.
6.3 Coaches′ JDM.
7.1 The tasks of referees.
7.1 Perceptual limitations.
7.2 Prior knowledge.
7.4. Rules of information integration.
7.5. Improving referees′ JDM.
8.1 Biases in judgments of sport performance.
8.2 Predictions and betting.
Henning Plessner is Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Leipzig. His main research areas are Judgment and Decision–Making in sports and the psychology of intuition.
Markus Raab is Department Head of Performance Psychology at the German Sport University Cologne. He is Editor of the German Journal of Sport Psychology, Section Editor of the International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, and Editorial Board Member of Psychology of Sport and Exercise.