On the importance of critical thinking: a response to Wulf's (2015) commentary
|Title:||On the importance of critical thinking: a response to Wulf's (2015) commentary||Authors:||Toner, John
Moran, Aidan P.
|Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/6808||Date:||Jan-2016||Online since:||2017-06-15T01:00:09Z||Abstract:||In a recent paper (Toner & Moran, 2015), we argued that continued improvement among elite athletes requires alternation between external and internal foci of attention. In her commentary on this paper, Wulf (2015) claims that we have misunderstood the 'attentional focus' effect. Our rejoinder has three objectives. Firstly, we critically evaluate Wulf’s arguments and counter her false allegations and spurious reasoning. Secondly, we explain our concerns about certain aspects of attentional focusing research. Finally, we propose that in order to explore the dynamic nature of attentional focusing, we need to go beyond restrictive theoretical dichotomies (e.g., 'internal' versus 'external' processes) using new approaches.||Type of material:||Journal Article||Publisher:||Elsevier||Journal:||Psychology of Sport and Exercise||Volume:||22||Copyright (published version):||2015 Elsevier||Keywords:||Focus of attention; Expertise; Critical thinking||DOI:||10.1016/j.psychsport.2015.05.007||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Peer reviewed|
|Appears in Collections:||Psychology Research Collection|
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