|（1.School of Sports Science and Technology，Wuhan Sports University，Wuhan 430205，China；2.School of Physical Education，Wuhan Sports University，Wuhan 430079，China)
Abstract: The authors reviewed and analyzed referee decision making in sports competitions at home and abroad. Based on literature views, and according to event characteristics and task requirements, referees can be divided into such 3 types as interaction type, monitoring type and reaction type; factors that affect referee decision making in-clude subject factors (referees), object factors (athletes) and competition environments; subject factors include refe-ree stamina, refereeing experience, sports experience and emotion condition, object factors include athlete gender, nationality, height, team uniform color and player (team) reputation, competition environments include pregame de-cision making, competition participation order and field noise. Researches on referee decision making mainly fo-cused on collective court competition type events, i.e. mostly on interaction type referee decision making, while re-searches on monitoring type referee decision making were relatively few. Researches henceforward should be ex-panded to more events. Researches on referee decision making still stayed at the behavior study level, in the future researches on referee cognition intervention training should be intensified.
Key words: competition and training；referee psychology；referee decision making；panalty decision；review