On the importance of critical thinking: a response to Wulf's (2015) commentary

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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 attentionExpertiseCritical 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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