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Raab, Markus; MacMahon, Clare – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2015
Purpose: Previous discussions of the hot hand belief, wherein athletes believe that they have a greater chance of scoring after 2 or 3 hits (successes) compared with 2 or 3 misses, have focused on whether this is the case within game statistics. Researchers have argued that the perception of the hot hand in random sequences is a bias of the…
Descriptors: Team Sports, Decision Making, Athletes, Beliefs
MacMahon, Clare; Köppen, Jörn; Raab, Markus – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2014
Purpose: Recent evidence of the hot hand in sport--where success breeds success in a positive recency of successful shots, for instance--indicates that this pattern does not actually exist. Yet the belief persists. We used 2 studies to explore the effects of framing on the hot hand belief in sport. We looked at the effect of sport experience and…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Evidence, Team Sports, Physical Activities