Use of eye-tracking technology in sport psychology



We analyze the possibilities of application of eye movements tracking technology in sports psychology. Eye tracking enables highly accurate measurement and analysis of eye movements to determine the direction of the gaze of a man. The relevance of this kind of methods to sports psychology is the high degree of ecological validity, relevance of psychological research methods to content and forms of the real sports activities. We describe types and features of the technology, provide examples of practical use of eye tracking to improve performance of athletes in various sports. It is shown that eye tracking technology makes possible studies not only of complex patterns of eye movements, but also of the psychological mechanisms of concentration behind them, as well as the formation and improvement of athletes motor skills. The authors emphasize the importance of using such innovative technologies in sports.

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Keywords: sports, sports psychology, tracking eye movements, eyetracking.

Journal rubric: Sports psychology

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Gorovaya A.E., Korobeinikova E.Y. Use of eye-tracking technology in sport psychology [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie [Psychological Science and Education], 2013. Vol. 5, no. 1 (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Aleksandra E. Gorovaya, Post-graduate Student of the Department of Psychology of Education and Pedagogy of the Faculty of Psychology, MSU them. M. V. Lomonosov, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:

Ekaterina Y. Korobeinikova, Student, Department of Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:



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