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Dr. Raôul R.D. Oudejans is (Associate) Professor Learning and Performing in Sports, Department of Human Movement Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Faculty of Sports and Nutrition, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands. He has always been intrigued by the excellence with which humans can move around in their environments and the seemingly limitless possibilities to improve perceptual-motor skills and become ever better. He received his PhD in 1996 on his research into the optics and actions of catching fly balls in baseball. Ever since his main research and teaching areas are perceiving and moving in sports and other high-pressure contexts such as police work and performing arts with emphasis on the psychological factors involved in performing. The last fifteen years Raôul specialized in the visual control of the basketball shot as well as in training and performing under pressure. His research is part of the program Sports and Work of research institute Amsterdam Movement Sciences (AMS) and Institute for Brain and Behaviour Amsterdam (iBBA).

 

Grants

 

2012 
Oudejans, R.R.D., & Nieuwenhuys, A. (2012). One-year research project, Performing with stress: Individual differences in taking decisions to shoot (Effectief omgaan met stress: Individuele verschillen bij het nemen van schietbeslissingen) funded by the Police Research Program of The Netherlands (Programma Politie & Wetenschap), Call 2012, 62,225. 

2011 
Oudejans, R.R.D. (2011). Automated Perceptual Training for Basketball Shooting, funded by InnoSportNL, the Dutch Basketball Association (NBB), and Center for Topsport and Education Amsterdam (CTO Amsterdam); research project in collaboration with Center for Topsport and Education Women Basketball (CTO Vrouwenbasketball); total € 82,003, contribution FBW € 26,377, contribution external parties €55,627 (InnoSportNL € 27,813, NBB € 13,907, CTO Amsterdam € 13,907).

2010 
Oudejans, R.R.D. (2010). Automated Perceptual Training for Basketball Shooting, funded by InnoSportNL;research project in collaboration with Center for Topsport and Education Women Basketball (CTO Vrouwenbasketball) total € 30211, inkind € 20040, contribution InnoSportNL €10,171. 

2009 
Oudejans, R.R.D. (PI), & Nieuwenhuys, A. (2009). Research program entitled Acute stress and training with stress: Effects on police officers’ arrest and self-defence skills (Acute stress en trainen met stress: Effecten op de beroepsvaardigheden van politieambtenaren) funded by the Police Research Program of The Netherlands (Programma Politie & Wetenschap); k€ 346 for three years starting 2010. 

Oudejans, R.R.D. (2009). Six months supplement to research project entitled Practicing under pressure: Effects on skills of police officers (Trainen onder druk: Effecten op de beroepsvaardigheden van politieambtenaren) funded by the Police Academy Amsterdam-Amstelland; € 49.871,-. 

2007 
Three year research project (junior researcher) entitled Practicing under pressure: Effects on skills of police officers (Trainen onder druk: Effecten op de beroepsvaardigheden van politieambtenaren) funded by the Police Research Program of The Netherlands (Programma Politie & Wetenschap; € 199,885,-, to be paid in phases under the condition of sufficient progression). 

2006 
Continuation of collaboration with Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB), project: Attention, gaze behavior and anticipation in junior soccer players (€ 19,860.-, June 2006). 

2002 
Four year PhD project funded by NWO as part of a five‑project NWO research programme within the "2002 Cognition round", together with prof. dr. P.J. Beek. Main applicant research programme: prof. dr. G. Semin, dept. of Social Psychology, VU University Amsterdam. 

1997 
Four year PhD project funded by the Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB, 1997); proposal together with prof. dr. P.J. Beek and dr. F.C. Bakker (fl. 300,000).

Ancillary activities

  • CTO Vrouwenbasketball | Amsterdam | schottrainer | 2014-09-01

Last mutation Ancillary Activities: Amsterdam (2015-02-12)

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Research Output 1996 2017

Anxiety and performance: perceptual-motor behavior in high-pressure contexts

Nieuwenhuys, A. & Oudejans, R. R. D. 1 Aug 2017 In : Current Opinion in Psychology. 16, p. 28-33 6 p.

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewReview article

Editorial overview: Trending Topics in Sport Psychology

Beek, P. J., Hutter, R. I. & Oudejans, R. R. D. 7 Jun 2017 In : Current Opinion in Psychology. 16, p. iv-vii

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewEditorial

Effects of threat, trait anxiety and state anxiety on police officers' actions during an arrest

Renden, P. G., Landman, H. M., Daalder, N. R., de Cock, H. P., Savelsbergh, G. J. P. & Oudejans, R. R. D. Feb 2017 In : Legal and Criminological Psychology. 22, 1, p. 116-129

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

Exploring the thoughts and attentional focus of music students under pressure

Oudejans, R. R. D., Spitse, A., Kralt, E. & Bakker, F. C. 1 Mar 2017 In : Psychology of Music. 45, 2, p. 216-230 15 p.

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle