Cognitive mediation of putting: Use of a think-aloud measure and implications for studies of golf-putting in the laboratory

Research paper by Güler Arsal, David W. Eccles, K. Anders Ericsson

Published on: 21 Jul '16Published in: Psychology of Sport and Exercise


Whereas accounts of skilled performance based on automaticity (Beilock & Carr, 2001; Fitts & Posner, 1967) emphasize reduced cognitive involvement in advanced skill, other accounts propose that skilled performance relies on increased cognitive control (Ericsson & Kintsch, 1995). The objective of this study was to test predictions differentiating the automaticity and cognitive control accounts by assessing thinking during golf putting.

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