The Behavioral Challenges That Athletes Face In Competition

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Human decision biases are often mitigated by sports psychologists to enhance athletic performance. Golf is a cognitively challenging sport because golfers have a smaller team dynamic to mitigate intuition and guesswork. Competing on a championship course can be cognitively taxing because there are many decision variables involved in the game, which include intuition and guesswork, challenging terrain features, and unique course features.

Clicksuasion Labs’ researcher, Crystal Suetterlin, shares the psychology of athletic decisions during the US Amateur Championship from Pinehurst, North Carolina.

Behavioral science could be a golfer’s teammate or adversary because golf courses are persuasive.af

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