Action Bias

Action Bias & The Value Of Doing “Nothing”

It is not a brand new and shiny idea, but it is a breakthrough article published back in 2005 by Azar, Ofer, and others — “Action bias among elite soccer goalkeepers: The case of penalty kicks” that analyzed 286 penalty kicks and finds out that the optimal strategy for goalkeepers is to stay in the gate’s center and to not move from that position. Almost always, however, goalkeepers jump left or right. Further, the a
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