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Volume 2, Issue 1, 2010, ISSN 1948-5735

Attentional Style and Susceptibility to Distraction in Novice and Expert Basketball Players
Crystal D. Oberle


Static and dynamic measures were used to assess attentional styles of basketball players varying in expertise. In Experiment 1, 34 undergraduates completed the Group Embedded Figures Test (GEFT) as a static measure of attentional style, and attempted 50 jump shots with or without defenders. In Experiment 2, data on the final outcomes (scores) and defenders of every jump shot were collected from 15 NCAA and 15 NBA games. GEFT scores did not
differentiate novice and expert players. However, with the dynamic measure, players with high school experience were more field dependent than novices, whereas the NCAA and NBA players did not differ.  Full Article