NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
ERIC Number: EJ1138162
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1925-4741
Kahenman and Tversky's Research on Heuristics and Its Application to Junior Athletic Development and the College Recruiting Process
Ryan, Brendan M.
Higher Education Studies, v7 n2 p23-26 2017
This paper will apply the work of Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman in Prospect theory to the college recruiting process. Prospect theory challenges one of the fundamental ideas of Economics; humans are rational creatures and make rational decisions. The theory demonstrates that in fact, often humans do not make rational decisions and are instead subject to "heuristics". Heuristics are mental shortcuts individuals use to solve problems. The paper will both explain heuristics, as well as demonstrate how coaches, administrators, and junior athletes should be aware of the role of heuristics in both long-term developments, as well as the college recruitment process.
Canadian Center of Science and Education. 1120 Finch Avenue West Suite 701-309, Toronto, OH M3J 3H7, Canada. Tel: 416-642-2606; Fax: 416-642-2608; e-mail: hes@ccsenet.org; Web site: http://www.ccsenet.org/journal/index.php/hes
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A