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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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Jan 17, 2017

Why does the presence of others change the performance of an individual athlete? Why is this social facilitation effect sometimes good and sometimes bad?  Does it matter whether the other people are observing, evaluating or performing the same action? Does being “observed” via activity monitoring technology facilitate performance?

 

Articles/links:

The Dynamogenic Factors in Pacemaking and Competition

Social Facilitation From Triplett to Electronic Performance Monitoring

Social "facilitation" as challenge and threat

Social facilitation in motor tasks: a review of research and theory

Social Facilitation of Running: An Unobtrusive

Study

 

Yerkes Dodson Figures

 

My other (new) podcast: Ultra Running Science & Superstitions

 

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Credits:

The Flamin' Groovies - Shake Some Action

The Dark Brothers – Watching People

The Henry Girls – Watching the Detectives

Mark Lanegan - Saint Louis Elegy

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