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Judgment, Decision-Making, and Embodied Choices - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128235232, 9780128235607

Judgment, Decision-Making, and Embodied Choices

1st Edition

Author: Markus Raab
Paperback ISBN: 9780128235232
eBook ISBN: 9780128235607
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 14th October 2020
Page Count: 172
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Judgment, Decision-Making, and Embodied Choices introduces a new concept of embodied choices which take sensorimotor experiences into account when limited time and resources forces a person to make a quick decision. This book combines areas of cognitive psychology and movement science, presenting an integrative approach to understanding human functioning in everyday scenarios. This is the first book focusing on the role of the gut as a second brain, introducing the link to risky behavior. The book's author engages readers by providing real-life experiences and scenarios connecting theory to practice.

Key Features

  • Discusses the role of gut feelings and the brain-gut behavior connection
  • Demonstrates that behavior influences decision and other people’s perceptions about mood or character
  • Includes research on medical decisions and shopping decisions
  • Illustrates how to train embodied choices


Researchers and students in cognitive psychology, sports psychology, neuroscience, and movement science

Table of Contents

1. What Are Embodied Choices?
2. Simple Heuristics - How We Make Decisions
3. How the Body and the Environment Affect Our Thinking
4. Action Enables Perception and Cognition and Thus Embodied Choices
5. Decisions When Moving Your Mind
6. Embodied Choices in Real Life
7. Individual and Cultural Differences in Embodied Choices
8. How Do You Choose When It Is Your First Time?
9. How Do Embodied Choices Evolve?
10. How to Train Embodied Choices?
11. How to Cope with Uncertainty in Covid-19 Times
12. Ten Rules of Grounding Your Life on Embodied Choices


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About the Author

Markus Raab

Professor Markus Raab (GSU) is Head of the Institute of Psychology at the German Sport University and Head of the Performance Psychology Department. Additionally, he is Research Professor of Psychology at London South Bank University, UK. The main focus of the research programme in performance psychology is on judgement and decision making in sports, health and peak performance. He favours a simple heuristic approach and an embodied cognition approach to understanding the interaction of sensorimotor and cognitive behaviour from a psychological perspective. Prof. Raab has about 80 scientific publications in well to highly ranked journals, was awarded by European and international scientific associations and has supervised 10 PhDs in graduate schools or in individual supervision.

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute of Psychology, German Sport University Cologne, Cologne, Germany


"This is a marvellous piece of work. Markus Raab has created a new way of thinking about Judgment and Decision Making by seriously considering the role of embodied choices. His ideas integrate knowledge from both cognitive psychology and movement science, and help to shed light on important concepts such as "gut feelings". The chapters span topics such as intuitive decisions athletes make in milliseconds to life-changing decisions such as whom to marry. The book is written in plain language and provides fascinating studies and real examples that can be useful when the readers are considering their own choices." – Michael Bar-Eli, Professor, University of Negev, Israel.

"This is an entertaining and timely overview on how our bodies influence our reasoning. Both enthusiastically and approachably written, this book is a perfect introduction to the field of embodied cognition. Covering a wide range of topics between lab and life, a seasoned scientist explains and illustrates the deep connection between body and mind." -- Martin Fischer, Psychology Department, University Potsdam, Germany

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