Research & publications

I am interested in understanding learning, decision-making and perception & action in adventure sports through an ecological dynamics lens. 

Currently, in my PhD project, I'm exploring the links between the development of skilled behavior and ecological dynamics in explaining how we learn, perceive, act and make decisions in backcountry environment and avalanche terrain and how specific 'decision-making cultures' develop over time.

In case you are interested, please find full texts of published articles from my Researchgate profile:


Immonen, T., Brymer, E., Jaakkola, T., & Davids, K. (2023). The Human-Environment Dynamic. In Reid, P & Brymer, E. (Eds), Adventure Psychology; Going Knowingly into the Unknown, Routledge (ISBN 9781032003047)

Immonen, T.; Brymer, E.; Davids, K.; Jaakkola, T. (2022). An Ecological Dynamics Approach to Understanding Human-Environment Interactions in the Adventure Sport Context-Implications for Research and Practice. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19, 3691.

Immonen, T., Brymer, E., Davids, K., Liukkonen, J., & Jaakkola, T. (2018). An ecological conceptualization of extreme sports. Frontiers in psychology, 9, 1274.

Immonen, T., Brymer, E., Orth, D., Davids, K., Feletti, F., Liukkonen, J., & Jaakkola, T. (2017). Understanding action and adventure sports participation-an ecological dynamics perspective. Sports Medicine-Open, 3(1), 1-7.