The Perception & Action Podcast - Sports Science & Psychology Talk
About This Show
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.
Most Recent Episode
44 –Social Facilitation of Performance & The 1st Sports Psych Experiment
3 days ago
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 More information: http://perceptionaction.com/ My Research Gate Page (pdfs of my articles) My ASU Web page Podcast Facebook page (videos, pics, etc) Subscribe in iOS/Apple Subscribe in Anroid/Google Credits: The Flamin' Groovies - Shake Some Action The Dark Brothers – Watching People The Henry Girls – Watching the Detectives Mark Lanegan - Saint Louis Elegy via freemusicarchive.org and jamendo.com