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Beliefs about the "hot hand" in basketball across the adult life span.
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PMID:  22288426     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Many people believe in streaks. In basketball, belief in the "hot hand" occurs when people think a player is more likely to make a shot if they have made previous shots. However, research has shown that players' successive shots are independent events. To determine how age would impact belief in the hot hand, we examined this effect across the adult life span. Older adults were more likely to believe in the hot hand, relative to younger and middle-aged adults, suggesting that older adults use heuristics and potentially adaptive processing based on highly accessible information to predict future events. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved).
Authors:
Alan D Castel; Aimee Drolet Rossi; Shannon McGillivray
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-1-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychology and aging     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1939-1498     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-1-31     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8904079     Medline TA:  Psychol Aging     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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