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The Perception & Action Podcast - Sports Science & Psychology Talk

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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**Please see new & improved website at http://perceptionaction.com/ 

 

Dec 29, 2015

News: My new year’s resolutions for 2016.  Is there any evidence of NBA players being clutch under pressure?

Articles:

Do clutch players win the game? Testing the validity of the clutch player's reputation in basketball

 

More information:

http://www.perceptionactionpodcast.libsyn.com/

My Research Gate Page (pdfs of my articles)

My ASU Web page

Podcast Facebook page (videos, pics, etc)

 

robgray@asu.edu

Twitter: @shakeywaits

 

Credits:

Roger McGuinn- Aulde Lang Syne

VicRippa – Jordan in the Clutch

 

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Dec 22, 2015

How much does an athlete need to practice to become truly elite? What should it involve?  Should it be fun?  Can everyone become a great athlete if they just practice enough?  In this episode, I focus on the most well- known theory in this area called Deliberate Practice, popularized as the 10,000 hour rule.

Technically Challenged: Review of the Gazepoint GP3 Eye tracker and software http://www.gazept.com/product/gazepoint-gp3-eye-tracker/

Links to articles discussed:

The Role of Deliberate Practice in the Acquisition of Expert Performance

Outliers: The Story of Success

Wrestling with the nature of expertise: a sport specific test of Ericsson, Krampe and Tesch-Romer's (1993) theory of deliberate practice

The Developmental Activities of Elite Ice Hockey Players

Annual age-grouping and athlete development: a meta-analytical review of relative age effects in sport

Routledge Handbook of Sport Expertise

 

More information:

http://www.perceptionactionpodcast.libsyn.com/

My Research Gate Page (pdfs of my articles)

My ASU Web page

Podcast Facebook page (videos, pics, etc)

 

Credits:

The Flamin' Groovies - Shake Some Action

Paul Collins Beat – Working Too Hard

Josh Woodward – Effortless

The Willing – Better

The Ettes – Crown of Age

Beans & Bullets - Love Machine

 

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Dec 17, 2015

A replay of our live discussion on the topic skill acquisition in which we covered topics including: Early specialization vs diversification? Deliberate play vs deliberate practice? Are athletes born or made? What fundamental movement skills should a young athlete acquire? What advice would we give ourselves as young athletes if we could go back in time?

 

Articles/Links:

Late specialization: the key to success in centimeters, grams, or seconds (cgs) sport

Genomic predictors of trainability

Fundamental Movement Skills Are More than Run, Throw and Catch: The Role of Stability Skills

 

More information:

http://perceptionaction.com/

My Research Gate Page (pdfs of my articles)

My ASU Web page

Podcast Facebook page (videos, pics, etc)

 

Credits:

The Flamin' Groovies - Shake Some Action

The Dirtbombs – Get it While You Can

The Greenhornes – Saying Goodbye

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Dec 15, 2015

How do people regulate and modify their emotions (e.g., when pretending to like a bad gift)? Is this what is involved in choking under pressure? Why do people slip on ice – is our visual system letting us down, literally? Why does everybody hate fruit cake – a lesson in multisensory perception?

 

Articles:

Esteem threat, self-regulatory breakdown, and emotional distress as factors in self-defeating behavior

Temporal links to performing under pressure in international soccer penalty shootouts

Reappraising Threat: How to Optimize Performance Under Pressure

There's No Prospective Information About Friction, or, Why I Fell Over on the Ice

A systems perspective of slip and fall accidents on icy and snowy surfaces

Why walkers slip: shine is not a reliable cue for slippery ground

On the psychological impact of food colour

 

More information:

http://www.perceptionaction.com/

My Research Gate Page (pdfs of my articles)

My ASU Web page

Podcast Facebook page (videos, pics, etc)

Twitter: @Shakeywaits

Email: robgray@asu.edu

 

Credits:

Reigning Sound - If Christmas Can’t Bring You Home

Mudhoney – Slipping Away

Rocketship Park – Cakes & Cookies

Rue Royale – Deck the Halls 

 

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Dec 8, 2015

How can we learn to shoot a basketball by thinking about a cookie jar and learn to putt a golf ball by thinking about toothpaste?!!  Can a novice athlete really become great without being given any verbal instructions about how to actually perform their skill? In the episode, I explore some approaches to learning and coaching sports skills that are radically different to the traditional methods most of us have experienced. 

My Research Influences: Barrie Frost, Queens University, https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Barrie_Frost 

 

Links to articles discussed:

The implicit benefit of learning without errors

Analogy learning and the performance of motor skills under pressure

From novice to no know-how: a longitudinal study of implicit motor learning

Challenges and Solutions When Applying Implicit Motor Learning Theory in a High Performance Sport Environment: Examples from Rugby League

 

More information:

http://www.perceptionactionpodcast.libsyn.com/

My Research Gate Page (pdfs of my articles)

My ASU Web page

Podcast Facebook page (videos, pics, etc)

Twitter: @Shakeywaits

Email: robgray@asu.edu

 

Credits:

The Flamin' Groovies - Shake Some Action

Golden Blondes – Skilled

The Head and the Heart – Lost in My Mind

Reigning Sound – Everything I Do is Wrong

Alabama Shakes - Hang Loose

My Morning Jacket – One Big Holiday

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Dec 7, 2015
Dec 3, 2015

A discussion with Josh Miller, Assistant Professor of Decision Sciences at Bocconni University, about his and Adam Sanjurjo’s recent work which has reversed the findings of 30 years of research on performance streaks in sports. Their work provides pretty convincing evidence that the hot hand is not a fallacy or illusion after all. I try (and fail) to explain the sampling bias they identified in my own words. In addition we discuss performance under pressure, how athletes know a teammate is hot or not, slumps and the future of research in this area.

 

More information about my guest:

http://didattica.unibocconi.eu/mypage/index.php?IdUte=111643&cognome=MILLER&nome=JOSHUA%20BENJAMIN&urlBackMy=

 

Articles/links:

Is it a Fallacy to Believe in the Hot Hand in the NBA Three-Point Contest?

Surprised by the Gambler's and Hot Hand Fallacies? A Truth in the Law of Small Numbers

Collection of reactions to Josh and Adam’s papers

 

More information:

http://perceptionaction.com/

My Research Gate Page (pdfs of my articles)

My ASU Web page

Podcast Facebook page (videos, pics, etc)

Twitter: @Shakeywaits

Email: robgray@asu.edu

 

Credits:

The Flamin' Groovies - Shake Some Action

Lo Fi is Hi Fi - I’m on a Talk Show

Mark Lanegan - Saint Louis Elegy

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Dec 1, 2015

News: Do soccer goalkeepers suffer from the gambler’s fallacy in penalty shoot-outs? Are expert sailors better at judging the direction of wind from the feel on their skin?

 

 Articles:

The gambler's fallacy in penalty shootouts

Expertise effects in cutaneous wind perception

 

More information:

http://www.perceptionactionpodcast.libsyn.com/

My Research Gate Page (pdfs of my articles)

My ASU Web page

Podcast Facebook page (videos, pics, etc)

Twitter: @Shakeywaits

Email: robgray@asu.edu

 

Credits:

The Crevulators – Gambler’s Blues

JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound – Bad News

Beach Baby – Glove Compartment

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