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Title: Reinvestment, task complexity and decision making under pressure inbasketball
Authors: Kinrade, NP
Jackson, RC
Ashford, KJ
Keywords: Decision-specific reinvestment scale;Choking;Rumination
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 20: pp. 11 - 19, (2015)
Abstract: The aims of this study were to investigate choking susceptibility in a perceptual judgment task and to examine the predictive validity of the Decision Specific Reinvestment Scale (DSRS). A computer-based, choice response time basketball passing task was performed under low and high pressure conditions. Complexity was manipulated by depicting 3-on-3 and 5-on-5 scenarios. Repeated-measures ANOVAs revealed performance decrements under pressure with regard to response accuracy, moderated by task complexity, and a general speeding of performance over successive blocks. The DSRS was a significant predictor of poorer response accuracy under pressure in the high-complex task. Examination of the DSRS subscales revealed rumination as the only significant factor, predicting changes in response time and accuracy in the low- and high-complex versions of the task, respectively. Findings support the predictive validity of the DSRS, and highlight the importance of avoiding ruminative thoughts when making complex decisions under pressure.
ISSN: 1469-0292
Appears in Collections:Dept of Life Sciences Research Papers

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