|（1.Department of Physical Education，Hunan City University，Yiyang 413000，China；2.School of Physical Education，Hunan Normal University，Changsha 410081，China）
Abstract: By adopting the form of identification task, the authors compared the characteristics of the duration of inhibition of return of players and ordinary college students. The experiment is a mixed “3x2x3” design. The inter group variables are tested group designations (16 basketball players, 16 trampoline players and 16 ordinary college students), while the inner group variables are target positions (clew provided position and none clew provided posi-tion) and the time interval from the beginning of clew provision to target appearance (SOA, 400, 600 and 800 ms). The authors revealed the following findings: basketball players, trampoline players and ordinary college students began to show inhibition of return at a SOA of 400, 800 and 600 ms respectively, which indicates that as compared with ordinary college students, basketball players showed a more powerful inhibition effect, can show inhibition of return in a shorter SOA, while trampoline players did not show the advantage of inhibition of return capacity, taking a longer SOA to show inhibition of return. Inhibition of return has a certain referential value for the mental selection as well as training monitoring and orientation of basketball players.
Key words: sports psychology；identification task；inhibition of return；basketball player；trampoline player