The concept of 'Organismic Asymmetry' in sport science

Davids, Keith & Araujo, Duarte (2010) The concept of 'Organismic Asymmetry' in sport science. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 13(6), pp. 633-640.

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The concept of organismic asymmetry refers to an inherent bias for seeking explanations of human performance and behaviour based on internal mechanisms and referents. A weakness in this tendency is a failure to consider the performer–environment relationship as the relevant scale of analysis. In this paper we elucidate the philosophical roots of the bias and discuss implications of organismic asymmetry for sport science and performance analysis, highlighting examples in psychology, sports medicine and biomechanics.

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ID Code: 40899
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Organismic Asymmetry, Ecological Dynamics, Performance Optimization, Constraints, Decision-Making
DOI: 10.1016/j.jsams.2010.05.002
ISSN: 1440-2440
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > HUMAN MOVEMENT AND SPORTS SCIENCE (110600) > Motor Control (110603)
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > Centre for Health Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Deposited On: 23 Mar 2011 06:01
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2017 20:01

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