Critical assessment of paradigms in the study of decision making on sport

  • Amaya Castillo Caurel Universidad de Oriente, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
  • José Ignacio Ruiz Sánchez Universidad de Camagüey, Camaguey, Cuba
Keywords: cognitive paradigm, critical assessment, decision making, ecological paradigm, sport


In this critical assessment of the decision-making process in sport some ideas are clarified around an issue addressed in recent times. To this end, different perspectives are addressed: cognitive paradigm and ecological paradigm with the intention of referring, from a critical point of view, both to their convergences and to their theoretical divergences. A critical assessment is made on their object of study, the theories on which they are based, as well as the fundamental indicators and concepts they handle, based on the study conducted by García, Araujo, Carvalho & Del Villar (2011). Bear in mind that both constitute ways of understanding and explaining the decision process to improve sports performance. Finally, the need to recognize the athlete's behavior as a complex system is exposed, where adaptation with time deficit is of vital importance. It is urged to overcome the vision of each approach in terms of finding convergent points, in an attempt to maximize the best of both perspectives.


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How to Cite
Caurel, A. C., & Sánchez, J. I. R. (2019). Critical assessment of paradigms in the study of decision making on sport. International Journal of Health Sciences, 3(3), 17-24.