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Michael Kent

in The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine

Third edition

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780198568506
Published online January 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780191727788

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The important cognitive process of selecting one action or policy from two or more choices to achieve a desired goal. A decision is made by using perceptual information about a current situation and integrating this with information held in the memory to determine the best course of action. Sport sociologists and sport psychologists are particularly interested in decision-making strategies of individuals and teams in competitive situations (...

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Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine

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