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Midterm 3 Notes 16:03 Motivation     “Motivate a man and he excels for a day. Teach a man how to motivate himself  and he excels for a lifetime.” “Harness the power and the potential of your motivation.” Self motivation: the  real  competitors have it Top athletes are not easily satisfied  o They analyze their mistakes to determine their mistakes and see how they  can improve on their performance o They have some sort of motivation to go through this analysis  Herbert Otto: we achieve only 15% of our potential  We are capable of so much more but we don’t utilize our resources and  talents  This is simply due to the fact that we’re not motivated  Definitive goals can serve as motivation  7 Major Motivational (Incentive) Systems Identified for Sport (Alderman and       Wood) 1.Affiliation: sport allows us to be part of a group dynamic and gives us a sense  of belonging 2. Excellence   Excellence and affiliation are strongest for children  3. Aggression 4. Independence 5. Power stress
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6. Success  7. Fun  Motivation     The  direction  and  intensity  of one’s effort They are closely related Three views on motivation Trait-centered Situation-centered Interactional  o Research by Sorrentino and Sheppard on Canadian University swimmers  (male and female) Some people were great in relays but did poorly in individual events,  and vice a versa  Situation factors:
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