THE STUDY AND ANALYSIS OF SPORT EXPERTS: A PSYCHOLOGICAL APPROACH

Luis Miguel Ruiz, Mauro Sánchez, Jesús Durán Piqueras, Concepción Jiménez

Abstract


The interest for expertise and expert performance has increased during the last decade from a psychological point of view. Many approaches, methods and theories have been used to study expertise in high level sport. This article made an analysis of these different approaches and proposes a characterization of expert athletes from a perceptive-cognitive, emotional, psychosocial and deliberate practice dimensions. Authors conclude in the necessity of studying sport expertise from a multitask and multidimensional approach.

Keywords


expertise; expert performance; psychological characteristics; sport

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