Professor Rich Masters, Director of the Institute for Human Performance at the University of Hong Kong, one of the world’s leading experts on the psychology of human movement — especially motor skill acquisition through implicit learning, delivered the UCD School of Psychology (University College Dublin, Ireland)
12 th EUROPEAN CONGRESS OF SPORT PSYCHOLOGY 2007 (Symposium 24)
The roles of implicit and explicit cognitions in sport: Attention, perception, pressure, and performance
with Rich Masters, Institute of Human Performance, University of Hong Kong
The past fifteen years have witnessed a steady increase in research examining the roles of implicit and explicit cognitions in sport. Implicit cognitions are largely unavailable to consciousness, minimally reliant on attentional resources, and are difficult to convey to other individuals, whereas explicit cognitions are typically verbally based (but can be pictorial), accessible to consciousness, attention demanding, and can be communicated to other individuals (for a recent review see Masters & Maxwell, 2004).
Previous studies have examined the role of implicit cognitions during motor learning and subsequent performance. The evidence to date suggests that implicit learning places a lighter load on attentional resources and produces skills that are resistant to the effects of performance pressure (e.g. psychological stress and physiological fatigue).
In this symposium we present data that furthers our understanding of the roles of implicit and explicit cognitions as they relate to attentional demands, unconscious perception of task relevant information, performance under pressure, and extended learning periods. The results suggest that both implicit and explicit cognitions have an important part to play in sport performance and that future research should concentrate on identifying the circumstance under which they are optimized and the nature of their interactions.
In der vergangenen Woche habe ich mich abends mit einem Kollegen und Freund in einer netten Gaststätte in unserer Heimatstadt getroffen. Wir haben uns über Möglichkeiten der Vernetzung unserer Dienstleistungsangebote unterhalten. Auch er arbeitet in seiner Beratungstätigkeit viel mit Ideen aus dem INNER GAME.
Ich habe dann beschrieben, was ich im INNER COACHING (TMS) mache. Wo da die Verknüpfung zum INNER GAME liegen und was denn der Unterschied zum traditionellen Tennistraining ist.
This is an INNER COACHING Drill to give the player a feeling about playing the ball by stepping into the stroke. Using the mark as an external focus, we have the concentration on the essentials and an implicit learning and a better selfawareness without giving technical instructions.