Seed Grant Awardee: Michael McBeath
Why Observers Perceive the Same Event Differently: Testing the Effects of Reference Frame and Conscious Agency in Sports
Michael McBeath (video)
Sports settings can serve as powerful metaphors for important behavioral phenomena,
and provide simple, cleanly-defined tests of significant, generalizable psychological principles.
Vantage is a key element in judging events, but interpretations may also be a function of an
observer’s extent of control. Establishing systematic reasons why people's experiences differ in
fundamental ways can have far-reaching promise for reducing disputes and promoting a better
understanding of how to cope with others from different perspectives.
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