Karamjit - Assignment (Sports Psychology) - Sport Psychology Written Assignment Movie First Match Karamjit Gill York University 214793418 First Match is

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Sport Psychology Written Assignment Movie: First Match Karamjit Gill York University 214793418 First Match is viewed through Elvire Emanuelle’s character, Monique; the protagonist of the story. Being in the foster care system, Monique has many complaints from former foster parents regarding her attitude and habits which induces her to move from various homes. However, Monique is waiting to live with her father, Darrel, played by Yahya Abdul-
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Mateen II; former state wrestling championship winner, until he is released from prison. Although, it’s until noticing her father since jail, working at a diner; a legal job, which makes her want to live and become reunited with him. However, upon trying to find his where- about, she runs into him, telling Darrel that she intends to try out for the males wrestling league at school. Upon getting into the wrestling league, Darrel decides to teach his daughter some old-time techniques he used when he wrestled. They begin to bond over the sport; however, money is yet an issue as they both intend to move from the area and have a fresh start together, as a family. Things go south as Darrel decides to get Monique involved in illegal girls boxing to earn money from betting on his daughter. As she takes part in the boxing, she gets brutally injured and realization dawns regarding Darrel not being a good father. In the final scene, we see Monique give her father a notebook which was cherished and devoted to her father. Ultimately, she was letting go of her father, by giving the last piece of memory she had of him. In sports psychology, the Motivation and Behaviour Change lecture by Jessica Fraser- Thomas, motivation is the reason why people do things the way they do as it is categorized into theories and models of motivation. One certain model, Transtheoretical Model , can be applied to First Match by what Monique has dealt with of deciding to join the boys wrestling team. However, initially, pre-contemplation is seen as Monique drops off her best friend,
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