Tuomas Immonen

Tuomas Immonen
University of Jyväskylä | JYU · Department of Sport Sciences

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Introduction
I am interested in understanding learning, decision-making and perception & action in action and adventure sports through an ecological dynamics lens. Currently, in my PhD project, I'm exploring the links between the development of expertise and ecological dynamics in explaining how we learn, perceive risks, act and make decisions in backcountry environment and avalanche terrain.

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The last few decades have witnessed a surge of interest in adventure sports, and has led to an emerging research focus on these activities. However, recent conceptual analyses and scientific reviews have highlighted a major, fundamental question that remains unresolved: what constitutes an adventure sport. Despite several proposals for definitions,...
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The last few decades have witnessed a surge of interest in adventure sports, and an emerging research focus on these activities. However, recent conceptual analyses and scientific reviews have highlighted a major, fundamental question that remains unresolved: what constitutes an adventure sport (and are they ‘sports’ at all)? Despite several propos...
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Currently, there are various definitions for extreme sports and researchers in the field have been unable to advance a consensus on what exactly constitutes an 'extreme' sport. Traditional theory-led explanations, such as edgeworks, sensation seeking and psychoanalysis, have led to inadequate conceptions. These frameworks have failed to capture the...
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Previous research has considered action and adventure sports using a variety of associated terms and definitions which has led to confusing discourse and contradictory research findings. Traditional narratives have typically considered participation exclusively as the pastime of young people with abnormal characteristics or personalities having unh...

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