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Análise Psicológica

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EZQUERRO, Milagros  and  BUCETA, Jose María. Estilo de procesamiento de la informacion y toma de decisiones en competiciones deportivas: las dimensiones rapidez y exactitud cognitivas. Aná. Psicológica [online]. 2001, vol.19, n.1, pp.37-50. ISSN 0870-8231.

The objective of the present study was to analyze the possible influences of certain characteristics of personality related with the form of processing the information, on the behavior of taking decisions in sport competitions. In short, dimensions speed and precision have been analyzed, implied in the prosecution of the information and their possible influence on the taking decisions of risk during the active participation in tennis parties and in their possible consequences. For this study, 47 tennis players were selected, males, with high domain in this sport, and with ages understood among 15 and 20 years, and a 5 year-old sport experience ±1 years. To evaluate the dimensions speed and precision of the cognitive style of the sportsmen has been used the test Matching Familiar Figures, assigning to the fellows four groups: Rapids-Exact; Rapids-Inexact; Slow-Exact; Slow-Inexact, in function of the punctuations obtained in this test. As Dependent variable the decision was selected of ascending to the net in tennis and its possible success or failure, being observed the behaviors of decision in natural situations of official competition of tennis. The results showed that those subject with higher punctuations in cognitive speed, so much exact as inexact, they made the decision of ascending to the net with more frequency that the slow fellows in the prosecution of the information. Nevertheless, not significant differences were find among the groups in the success or in the failure, derived of the decision.

Keywords : Cognitive style; speed and accuracy; decision making; sport competition; sport psychology.

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