(Joint-)Actions in context of cooperative motor-tasks

Timo Klein-Soetebier, Matthias Weigelt

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    The present study examines Fitts’ Law for complex interpersonal interactions. Experiment 1 required two actors to throw softballs into a plastic box, which was placed in the middle between them. The orthogonal combination of three throwing distances (100, 150, and 200 cm) and three box sizes (25, 37.5, and 55 cm) resulted in nine different indices of difficulty (ID), ranging from 1.2 to 3.4. Experiment 2 demanded two actors to pass a basketball through a target rectangle on the floor. The orthogonal combination of three passing distances (100, 150, and 200 cm) and three target sizes (25, 50, and 75 cm) resulted in nine different IDs, ranging from 1.4 to 4.0. For both experiments, correlation analyses revealed that movement times (MT) increased linearly with higher IDs, whereas performance errors (PE) increased exponentially. According to these results, complex interactions in sport may be described by Fitts’ Law.
    TitelBeiträge zur 54. Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen
    Herausgeber (Verlag)Pabst Science Publishers
    PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 04.04.2012
    VeranstaltungTagung experimentell arbeitender Psychologen (TEAP) - Mannheim, Deutschland
    Dauer: 01.04.201204.04.2012
    Konferenznummer: 54