Tuesday, November 18, 2008

the value of words

As I go forward with studying this new subject matter, I need to make terms and definitions for the different concepts I have and suspect exist.

Cognitive bias: a term used to describe an inaccuracy that occurs between our mental perception of events and the true reality that exists. Examples include refusing to accept certain evidence that contradicts an opinion.

Trigger: Something which alters the performance of an individual or team. Example: feeling insulted triggers a strong performance from Shaq. Feeling angry triggers a good performance from Kobe.

Dialed in on a team: Being dialed in on a team means that you are correctly following and predicting the highs and lows of their emotional readiness. You are understanding quickly if they have quit on a coach, are very motivated for a game, etc.

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