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PSYC 39 - Psychology of Sports
Final Exam Study Notes
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According to Suzuki,
"No matter how worthy and desirable an idea can be, it can become a disease when the mind obsesses about it".
According to your text, and lecture notes, sport psychologists study all of the following answers, EXCEPT:
technical physical drills
All of the answers below are steps to help you create awareness, EXCEPT:
focus on end goal so that you can be present
Almost every external event will trigger a cognitive and emotional shift in the athlete, as well as a corresponding change in the response of the body.
All of the statements below describe "Autopilot" EXCEPT:
you spend lots of energy on doing it right (mentally and physically)
Being present and immersed in what you are doing, helps you concentrate. This ultimately helps you learn what is working, versus what is not. From this information, you can take steps to improve.
measures physiological systems and gives the information to the athlete
Biofeedback can be used to monitor physiological relaxation.
when the performance has been deteriorating, and athlete continues to make more and more mistakes.
Circumstances control you.
Commitment - ones who succeed decide to do what others will not do, on a daily basis.
Concentration needs to be done both internally and externally (such as a competitor wanting to talk to you right before your compete).
Concentration problems occur when you are stressed out, or leave the "here and now".
Eastern Europe is known for creating information for Sport Psychology, and for using tools, such as autogenic training, auto conditioning (hypnosis), etc.
Goals are difficult to reach in all of the following answers, EXCEPT:
set process and outcome goals
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