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Putting to a bigger hole: golf performance relates to perceived size

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Putting to a bigger hole : golf performance relates to perceived size. / Witt, Jessica K.; Linkenauger, Sally A.; Bakdash, Jonathan Z.; Proffitt, Dennis R.

In: Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, Vol. 15, No. 3, 06.2008, p. 581-585.

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Witt, JK, Linkenauger, SA, Bakdash, JZ & Proffitt, DR 2008, 'Putting to a bigger hole: golf performance relates to perceived size', Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 581-585. https://doi.org/10.3758/PBR.15.3.581

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Witt, J. K., Linkenauger, S. A., Bakdash, J. Z., & Proffitt, D. R. (2008). Putting to a bigger hole: golf performance relates to perceived size. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 15(3), 581-585. https://doi.org/10.3758/PBR.15.3.581

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Witt JK, Linkenauger SA, Bakdash JZ, Proffitt DR. Putting to a bigger hole: golf performance relates to perceived size. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review. 2008 Jun;15(3):581-585. https://doi.org/10.3758/PBR.15.3.581

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Witt, Jessica K. ; Linkenauger, Sally A. ; Bakdash, Jonathan Z. ; Proffitt, Dennis R. / Putting to a bigger hole : golf performance relates to perceived size. In: Psychonomic Bulletin and Review. 2008 ; Vol. 15, No. 3. pp. 581-585.

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abstract = "When people are engaged in a skilled behavior, such as occurs in sports, their perceptions relate optical information to their performance. In the present research, we demonstrate the effects of performance on size perception in golfers. We found that golfers who played better judged the hole to be bigger than did golfers who did not play as well. In follow-up laboratory experiments, participants putted on a golf mat from a location near or far from the hole and then judged the size of the hole. Participants who putted from the near location perceived the hole to be bigger than did participants who putted from the far location. Our results demonstrate that perception is influenced by the perceiver's current ability to act effectively in the environment.",
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