Module title: High Pressure Decision Making

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: SES11126
Module leader: Duncan Mascarenhas
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Sport Exercise and Health Science

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

Using theories developed in the military, aviation, fire-fighting and NASA space control you will learn about principles of naturalistic and classic decision making to help you make more accurate in-game decisions. You will learn ideas on how to develop ‘team thinking’ through shared mental model theories to help ensure that emergent teams are able to function together synchronously and make coherent decisions through shared decision processes. You will develop your understanding of established cognitive biases that may affect your decision making with evidence from sports officiating literature to help you to be able to arbitrate games objectively and within your own and your governing body’s philosophical standpoint. In addition you will be provided with support on conducting qualitative and quantitative analysis on performance data.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Critically evaluate both traditional and naturalistic decision making paradigms in the sports officiating context.

LO2: Critically evaluate different methods of assessing decision making demands in your sporting context in line with naturalistic and classic decision making paradigms.

LO3: Integrate theory and practice in designing performance enhancement intervention packages to assist decision making performance.

LO4: Use appropriate qualitative and quantitative analysis to assess the effectiveness of performance enhancement interventions.

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