La gestion du risque et les processus attentionnels chez les jeunes adultes


Isabelle Legault

Université de Montréal


Domaine : éducation, savoirs et compétences

Programme Appui à la recherche pour les enseignants-chercheurs de collège

Concours 2018-2019

This project aims to evaluate the association between perceptual-cognitive abilities, a predictor of athletic performance, and risk management among young adults. It seems imperative that to perform well in a sport, you must know how to properly manage risks, act quickly and have good perceptual cognitive abilities. We know that athletes have better perceptual cognitive abilities than non-athletes. Using a Multiple Object Tracking (MOT) task, which consists of simultaneously tracking multiple moving objects among moving distracters, first, we want to confirm theses perceptual cognitive abilities in young athletes relative to non-athletes. Secondly, young adults seem particularly sensitive to risk taking behavior, where risk-taking is often more important than in subsequent stages of development, yet young athletes must, to perform well in their discipline, learn well to manage risks.

The Balloon Analogue Risk Task (BART) test will allow us to measure risk taking behavior among young athletes and non-athletes. Finally, we will assess whether a relation exists between perceptual cognitive abilities and risk management in young adults.