Future developments in research and practice
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Future developments in research and practice book
This chapter summarizes key limitations in current knowledge and offers a number of important future directions for performance psychology research. In terms of developing the individual performer's ability to cope under pressure acclimatization training offers real potential to better prepare performers for the performance environment. In terms of decision-making there is currently a lack of consensus regarding how intuitive decisions occur. The continued advancement and increased flexibility and robustness of technology for psychophysiological research is opening up new and exciting avenues for research. The concept of resilience has received significant attention in recent years, with an increasingly strong relationship reported between resilience and adversity. Interest in meta-cognition has also increased in recent years, though this is not as well developed in relation to performance psychology. There have been significant advances in relation to understanding confidence and performance in recent years, in particular the recognition that robust/resilient confidence is crucial for performance under pressure.