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Exploration of how psychological research can be applied to improving performance, accelerating skill acquisition and designing new technologies in sports, driving and aviation. Hosted by Rob Gray, professor of Human Systems Engineering at Arizona State University, the podcast will review basic concepts and discuss the latest research in these areas.

Exploration of how psychological research can be applied to improving performance, accelerating skill acquisition and designing new technologies in sports, driving and aviation. Hosted by Rob Gray, professor of Human Systems Engineering at Arizona State University, the podcast will review basic concepts and discuss the latest research in these areas.
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Exploration of how psychological research can be applied to improving performance, accelerating skill acquisition and designing new technologies in sports, driving and aviation. Hosted by Rob Gray, professor of Human Systems Engineering at Arizona State University, the podcast will review basic concepts and discuss the latest research in these areas.

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English


Episodes

90 – Interview with Leah Robinson, Michigan, Fundamental Movement Skills

12/12/2017
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A discussion with Leah Robinson, Associate Professor of Movement Science from the University of Michigan. Topics include the importance of fundamental movement skills, how these skills should be measured, perceived motor competence and interventions for promoting movement in young children. More information about my guest: http://www.kines.umich.edu/directory/faculty/leah-robinson http://www.cmahlab.com/ http://twitter.com/LERobinsonPhD More...

Duration: 00:21:21


89 – The Constraints-Led Approach to Coaching III: Evaluating its Effectiveness

12/5/2017
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Looking at research that has evaluated the Constraints-Led Approach (CLA) to coaching. How effective is this approach? What effects do changing constraints actually have on performance? How does the CLA compare to other more traditional coaching methods? Articles Scaling the Equipment and Play Area in Children's Sport to improve Motor Skill Acquisition: A Systematic Review Switching tools: Perceptual-motor recalibration to weight changes Increasing functional variability in the...

Duration: 00:33:39


88 – The Constraints-Led Approach to Coaching II: Dynamics & Representative Design

11/28/2017
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What processes are involved when movement coordination is self-organized around constraints? How does the performer take into account their own action capabilities? What is the best way to design practice according to these ideas? A look at behavioral and ecological dynamics. Articles The Dynamics of Perception and Action An Ecological Dynamics Approach to Skill Acquisition: Implications for Development of Talent in Sport Expertise effects on decision-making in sport are constrained...

Duration: 00:27:16


87 – The Constraints-Led Approach to Coaching I: What are Constraints?

11/21/2017
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The first in a 3 part series on The Constraints-Led Approach to Coaching. What exactly are constraints? What are some common misconceptions about them? Why is understanding the theory behind them critical for using them effectively? Articles Constraints on the development of coordination Change of Direction and Agility Tests: Challenging Our Current Measures of Performance More information: http://perceptionaction.com/ My Research Gate Page (pdfs of my articles) My ASU Web...

Duration: 00:22:02


86 – Interview with Brian McCormick, Talent Development & Practice Design in Basketball

11/14/2017
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A discussion with Brian McCormick, Head basketball coach at Broward College in Florida. Topics include current problems with the way we identify and develop talent, coaching fake fundamentals, and designing practice to increase game intelligence and awareness. More information about my guest: https://learntocoachbasketball.com/ https://twitter.com/brianmccormick https://www.linkedin.com/in/brianmccormick/ More information: http://perceptionaction.com/ My Research Gate Page (pdfs...

Duration: 00:37:07


85 – Interview with Dave Mann, Vrije University, Vision & Gaze Behavior in Sports

11/7/2017
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A discussion with Dave Mann, Assistant Professor at Vrije University in Amsterdam. Topics include gaze behavior, handedness and stance in batting; developing vision standards for Paralympic sports; and how expert athletes seem to be able to flexibly use central and peripheral vision More information about my guest: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/David_Mann5 https://twitter.com/david_l_mann More information: http://perceptionaction.com/ My Research Gate Page (pdfs of my...

Duration: 00:26:51


84 – Time Scales in Motor Learning

10/31/2017
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Is motor learning a single process that occurs at one time scale as suggested by the famous learning curve? Or are things happening simultaneously at multiple time scales, with some adaptations taking seconds and others years? What might this mean for coaching? Articles/links: Warm-up Decrement in Performance on the Pursuit-Rotor The second facet of forgetting: A review of warm-up decrement The activity-set hypothesis for warm-up decrement Time scales in motor learning and...

Duration: 00:25:21


83 – Vision & Gaze Behavior in Baseball Batting

10/24/2017
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Just in time for the start of the World Series: a look vision and gaze behavior in baseball batting. Which aspects of vision are critical for hitting? Do great batters have superior vision? Where do good batters look before the ball is released? Articles Defining elite athletes: Issues in the study of expert performance in sport psychology The visual function of professional baseball players Visual abilities distinguish pitchers from hitters in professional baseball Depth Perception...

Duration: 00:24:52


82 - Movement Instruction, Knowledge & Description

10/17/2017
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What are the key differences between describing an athlete’s movements, an athlete’s knowledge about those movements, and the instructions used by a coach to facilitate those movements? How can these different perspectives inform and sometimes hurt each other? Articles/links: What does the questioning of expert coaches reveal about the biomechanical knowledge of forward ice hockey skating? Integrating biomechanical and motor control principles in elite high jumpers: A...

Duration: 00:17:36


81 – Interview with Tim Buszard, ISEAL, Scaling Equipment, WMC, Contextual Interference

10/10/2017
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A discussion with Tim Buszard, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institute of Sport, Exercise & Active Living (ISEAL) & Tennis Australia. Topics include scaling sports equipment appropriately for kids, working memory capacity (WMC) and its role in implementing coaching instructions, whether contextual interference has value outside the lab, and Tim’s skill acquisition blog. More information about my...

Duration: 00:29:39


80 – Interview with Gaby Wulf & Rebecca Lewthwaite, OPTIMAL Theory of Motor Learning

10/3/2017
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A discussion with Gaby Wulf, Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences, UNLV, and Rebecca Lewthwaite, Director of Rehabilitation Outcomes Management at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center and adjunct faculty at USC. We discuss the OPTIMAL theory of motor learning: Optimizing performance through intrinsic motivation and attention for learning. More information about my...

Duration: 00:24:54


79 – Designing Affective Practice I: Using Pressure to Aid Motor Learning

9/26/2017
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Why is it important to include emotional context in practice? A look at the evidence for the beneficial effects of anxiety in training and guidelines for implementing pressure training. Articles/links: The dynamics of expertise acquisition in sport: The role of affective learning design Training with mild anxiety may prevent choking under higher levels of anxiety Perceptual-motor learning benefits from increased stress and anxiety Practice with anxiety improves performance, but only...

Duration: 00:24:33


78 – New Research on Changing Movement Patterns

9/19/2017
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When a coach identifies a maladaptive movement pattern in an athlete, what is the best way to change it? Do formal biomechanical evaluations help? How can we identify the origins of the problem? How can we improve agility and speed without disrupting perception-action coupling? Articles/links: Do baseball pitchers improve mechanics after biomechanical evaluations? A problem-solving process to identify the origins of poor movement Cognitive Training for Agility: The Integration...

Duration: 00:19:49


77 – Achieving & Assessing Transfer in Sport Training

9/12/2017
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What is “transfer of training”? How should we be assessing it and what does research tell us is the best way to achieve it? Articles/links: Motor imagery and 'placebo-racket effects' in tennis serve performance Transfer of Movement Control in Skill Learning Changes in balance coordination and transfer to an unlearned balance task after slackline training: a self-organizing map analysis Riding a reverse bicycle More information: http://perceptionaction.com/ My Research Gate Page...

Duration: 00:22:08


76 – Interview with Mark Williams, Utah, Talent ID and Development

9/5/2017
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A discussion with Mark Williams, Professor and Chair of the Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation at the University of Utah. We discuss designing effective practice, talent identification and development and anticipation training. More information about my guest: https://faculty.utah.edu/u6006972-ANDREW_MARK_WILLIAMS/research/index.hml More information: http://perceptionaction.com/ My Research Gate Page (pdfs of my articles) My ASU Web page Podcast Facebook page...

Duration: 00:39:13


75 – Attentional Theories of Choking Under Pressure Revisited II: Integrative Theories

8/29/2017
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Can the two opposing theoretical views of the role of attention in choking under pressure be integrated? A look at some theories that have attempted to do so and consideration of what still needs to be done in this area. Articles/links: Choking Under Pressure: Multiple Routes to Skill Failure Anxiety and perceptual-motor performance: toward an integrated model of concepts, mechanisms, and processes An Integrative Framework of Stress, Attention, and Visuomotor...

Duration: 00:20:01


74 – Interview with Sam Vine, Exeter, Quiet Eye, Pressure, VR Training

8/22/2017
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A discussion with Sam Vine. Senior Lecturer of Psychology & Human Movement Science from the University of Exeter. We discuss recent research and unresolved issues related to the Quiet Eye, appraisal of stress and performing under pressures, and Sam’s new VR training venture, Cineon Training. More information about my...

Duration: 00:37:31


73 – Attentional Theories of Choking Under Pressure Revisited I: Critiques

8/15/2017
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Is focusing one’s attention on skill execution as a result of increased self-consciousness really the primary cause “choking under pressure”? Is the evidence in support of this theory flawed? Articles/links: Putting pressure on theories of choking: towards an expanded perspective on breakdown in skilled performance The fourth dimension: A motoric perspective on the anxiety–performance relationship Anxiety and perceptual-motor performance: toward an integrated model of concepts,...

Duration: 00:31:57


72 – Interview with Edward Coughlan, CIT, Skill Acquisition & Deliberate Practice

8/8/2017
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A discussion with Edward Coughlan. Lecturer in Skill Acquisition at the Cork Institute of Technology in Ireland. We discuss practice design, skill acquisition, deliberate practice, and occlusion training with Chin Up Googles. More information about my guest: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Edward_Coughlan2 http://dredwardcoughlan.com/profile/ https://twitter.com/DrSkillAcq http://www.chinupgoggles.com/ More information: http://perceptionaction.com/ My Research Gate Page...

Duration: 00:42:30


Skill Acquisition AZ (SAAZ) 2017 Meeting Announcement

8/7/2017
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Meeting webpage: http://perceptionaction.com/saaz/ If you are interested in attending please take the short survey on this page to help choose a date and provide info about presentation topics.

Duration: 00:01:09

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