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A Study Investigating the Differences between Drag Racing Experts and Novices in Reaction and Anticipation times.

Barton McDonald, Gabrielle (2015) A Study Investigating the Differences between Drag Racing Experts and Novices in Reaction and Anticipation times. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

Introduction: Expertise has been a widely researched area, from chess expertise to language expertise. Expertise in sports has also been widely researched, from baseball pitchers to rugby players, understanding expertise is important. Within this study, drag racing experts (18%), novices (48%) and a control group (34%) were tested in their Reaction Times (RT), Anticipation Time (AT) and Self-Efficacy in a drag racing context. Differences between males and females were also investigated within this study. Method: 61 participants were tested in this study. 64% of the participants were male and the rest were female. The participants were tested using a Traffic Light RT task, a drag racing starting system and Law & Hall’s (2009) self-efficacy questionnaire. Results: It was found that there were no differences found between experts, novices or control on the RT, AT and Self-efficacy questionnaires. However, experts were found to be more consistent than novices and control groups. There were also no differences between males and females on RT, AT and Self-efficacy.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Psychology
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2015 10:38
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2015 10:38
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/1969

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