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    Mental Representation and the Cognitive Architecture of Skilled Action.Thomas Schack & Cornelia Frank - 2021 - Review of Philosophy and Psychology 12 (3):527-546.
    The aim of this paper is to understand the functional role of mental representations and intentionality in skilled actions from a systems related perspective. Therefore, we will evaluate the function of representation and then discuss the cognitive architecture of skilled actions in more depth. We are going to describe the building blocks and levels of the action system that enable us to control movements such as striking the tennis ball at the right time, or grasping tools in manual action. Based (...)
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    AWOSE - A Process Model for Incorporating Ethical Analyses in Agile Systems Engineering.Benjamin Strenge & Thomas Schack - 2020 - Science and Engineering Ethics 26 (2):851-870.
    Ethical, legal and social implications are widely regarded as important considerations with respect to technological developments. Agile Worth-Oriented Systems Engineering is an innovative approach to incorporating ethically relevant criteria during agile development processes through a flexibly applicable methodology. First, a predefined model for the ethical evaluation of socio-technical systems is used to assess ethical issues according to different dimensions. The second part of AWOSE ensures that ethical issues are not only identified, but also systematically considered during the design of systems (...)
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    A Systematic Investigation of the Effect of Action Observation Training and Motor Imagery Training on the Development of Mental Representation Structure and Skill Performance.Taeho Kim, Cornelia Frank & Thomas Schack - 2017 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 11.
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    Perceptual-Cognitive Changes During Motor Learning: The Influence of Mental and Physical Practice on Mental Representation, Gaze Behavior, and Performance of a Complex Action.Cornelia Frank, William M. Land & Thomas Schack - 2015 - Frontiers in Psychology 6.
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    Cognitive Representation of a Complex Motor Action Executed by Different Motor Systems.Heiko Lex, Christoph Schütz, Andreas Knoblauch & Thomas Schack - 2015 - Minds and Machines 25 (1):1-15.
    The present study evaluates the cognitive representation of a kicking movement performed by a human and a humanoid robot, and how they are represented in experts and novices of soccer and robotics, respectively. To learn about the expertise-dependent development of memory structures, we compared the representation structures of soccer experts and robot experts concerning a human and humanoid robot kicking movement. We found different cognitive representation structures for both expertise groups under two different motor performance conditions . In general, the (...)
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    Watching or Listening: How Visual and Verbal Information Contribute to Learning a Complex Dance Phrase.Bettina E. Bläsing, Jenny Coogan, José Biondi & Thomas Schack - 2018 - Frontiers in Psychology 9.
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    Mass Media Exposure and Women’s Household Decision-Making Capacity in 30 Sub-Saharan African Countries: Analysis of Demographic and Health Surveys.Abdul-Aziz Seidu, Bright Opoku Ahinkorah, John Elvis Hagan, Edward Kwabena Ameyaw, Eric Abodey, Amanda Odoi, Ebenezer Agbaglo, Francis Sambah, Vivian Tackie & Thomas Schack - 2020 - Frontiers in Psychology 11.
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    The Representation of Motor Action, States of Action, and Learning: Three Perspectives on Motor Learning by Way of Imagery and Execution.Cornelia Frank & Thomas Schack - 2017 - Frontiers in Psychology 8.
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    Movement Interferes with Visuospatial Working Memory During the Encoding: An ERP Study.Rumeysa Gunduz Can, Thomas Schack & Dirk Koester - 2017 - Frontiers in Psychology 8.
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    Superior Performance in Skilled Golfers Characterized by Dynamic Neuromotor Processes Related to Attentional Focus.Kuo-Pin Wang, Cornelia Frank, Yen-yu Tsai, Kao-Hung Lin, Tai-Ting Chen, Ming-Yang Cheng, Chung-Ju Huang, Tsung-Min Hung & Thomas Schack - 2021 - Frontiers in Psychology 12.
    The meshed control theory assumes that cognitive control and automatic processes work together in the natural attention of experts for superior performance. However, the methods adopted by previous studies limit their capacity to provide in-depth information on the neuromotor processes. This experiment tested the theory with an alternative approach. Twelve skilled golfers were recruited to perform a putting task under three conditions: normal condition, with no focus instruction, external focus of attention condition, and internal focus of attention condition. Four blocks (...)
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    An Embodied Tutoring System for Literal Vs. Metaphorical Concepts.Marietta Sionti, Thomas Schack & Yiannis Aloimonos - 2018 - Frontiers in Psychology 9.
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    Interaction Between Gender and Skill on Competitive State Anxiety Using the Time-to-Event Paradigm: What Roles Do Intensity, Direction, and Frequency Dimensions Play?John E. Hagan, Dietmar Pollmann & Thomas Schack - 2017 - Frontiers in Psychology 8.
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    Elite Athletes’ In-Event Competitive Anxiety Responses and Psychological Skills Usage Under Differing Conditions.John E. Hagan, Dietmar Pollmann & Thomas Schack - 2017 - Frontiers in Psychology 8.
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    Neurophysiology of Grasping Actions: Evidence From ERPs.Dirk Koester, Thomas Schack & Jan Westerholz - 2016 - Frontiers in Psychology 7.
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    Manual Symmetries in Grasp Posture Planning: A Short Review.Christian Seegelke, Charmayne Mary Lee Hughes & Thomas Schack - 2014 - Frontiers in Psychology 5.
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    Response Actions Influence the Categorization of Directions in Auditory Space.Marcella C. C. Velten, Bettina E. Bläsing, Thomas Hermann, Constanze Vorwerg & Thomas Schack - 2015 - Frontiers in Psychology 6.
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  17. Relationship Between COVID-19 Related Knowledge and Anxiety Among University Students: Exploring the Moderating Roles of School Climate and Coping Strategies.Frank Quansah, John E. Hagan, Francis Ankomah, Medina Srem-Sai, James B. Frimpong, Francis Sambah & Thomas Schack - 2022 - Frontiers in Psychology 13.
    The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in abrupt disruptions in teaching and learning activities in higher education, with students from diverse programs suffering varying levels of anxieties. The physical education field happens to be one of the most affected academic areas due to its experiential content as a medium of instruction. In this study, we investigated the roles of school climate and coping strategies in the relationship between COVID-19 related knowledge and anxiety. Through the census approach, a cross-sectional sample (...)
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  18. Cognitive Interaction Technology in Sport—Improving Performance by Individualized Diagnostics and Error Prediction.Benjamin Strenge, Dirk Koester & Thomas Schack - 2020 - Frontiers in Psychology 11.
    The interdisciplinary research area Cognitive Interaction Technology aims to understand and support interactions between human users and other elements of socio-technical systems. Important reasons for the new interest in understanding CIT in sport psychology are the impressive development of cognitive robotics and advanced technologies such as virtual or augmented reality systems, cognitive glasses or neurotechnology settings. The present article outlines this area of research, addresses ethical issues, and presents an empirical study in the context of a new measurement and assessment (...)
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    Association Between Female Genital Mutilation and Girl-Child Marriage in Sub-Saharan Africa.Bright Opoku Ahinkorah, John Elvis Hagan, Abdul-Aziz Seidu, Obasanjo Afolabi Bolarinwa, Eugene Budu, Collins Adu, Joshua Okyere, Anita Gracious Archer & Thomas Schack - forthcoming - Journal of Biosocial Science:1-12.
    Two commonly linked harmful practices that negatively impact the health of girls and women in sub-Saharan Africa, and threaten their development and quality of life, are female genital mutilation and girl-child marriage. The central focus of the study was to investigate the association between female genital mutilation and girl-child marriage in sub-Saharan Africa. Data from the most recent Demographic and Health Surveys of twelve sub-Sahara African countries were pooled. A total of 14,748 women aged 20–24 were included in the study. (...)
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    Effects of Age and Expertise on Mental Representation of the Throwing Movement Among 6- to 16-Year-Olds.Michael Gromeier, Thomas Schack & Dirk Koester - 2022 - Frontiers in Psychology 13.
    The aim of this article was to assess the development of mental representation of the overhead throwing movement as a function of age and expertise. The mental representational structure of the overhead throwing movement was measured using the Structural Dimensional Analysis-Motoric method that reflects the organization of basic action concepts. BACs are fundamental building blocks of mental representations, which comprise functional, sensory, spatiotemporal, and biomechanical characteristics of a movement. In this study, novices and handball athletes each were grouped according to (...)
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    Cross-Cultural Applicability of Organizational Stressor Indicator for Sport Performers Questionnaire in Ghana Using Structural Equation Modeling Approach.Medina Srem-Sai, Frank Quansah, James Boadu Frimpong, John Elvis Hagan & Thomas Schack - 2021 - Frontiers in Psychology 12.
    The purpose of this study was to examine the cross-cultural validity of the Organizational Stressor Indicator for Sport Performers scale by investigating its psychometric properties with Ghanaian footballers. The study particularly sought to assess in the Ghanaian context, 1, the convergence validity and reliability of the OSI-SP scale, 2, the discriminant validity of the OSI-SP scale to understand the applicability of its factor structure, and 3, whether the OSI-SP hypothesized model fits the data collected within the study context. The intensity (...)
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    Using Fixation-Related Potentials for Inspecting Natural Interactions.Dennis Wobrock, Andrea Finke, Thomas Schack & Helge Ritter - 2020 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 14.
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    Group Differences and Similarities in Mental Representation Structure of Tennis Serve.Michael Gromeier, Christopher Meier & Thomas Schack - 2020 - Frontiers in Psychology 11.
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    Movement Plans for Posture Selection Do Not Transfer Across Hands.Christoph Schütz & Thomas Schack - 2015 - Frontiers in Psychology 6.
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    A Simple Model to Estimate the Percentage of Motor Plan Reuse From Hysteresis Effect Size.Christoph Schütz & Thomas Schack - 2019 - Frontiers in Psychology 10.
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