Judgment, Decision-Making, and Embodied Choices

Judgment, Decision-Making, and Embodied Choices

1st Edition - October 14, 2020

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  • Author: Markus Raab
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128235232
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128235607

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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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 172
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2020
  • Published: October 14, 2020
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128235232
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128235607

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

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