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Ess 3318 - Imagery0 - Imagery in Sport What would life be...

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Imagery in Sport
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What would life be like if you were unable to create a future event in your mind or to recreate a past event?
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The Power of Imagery Tiger Woods, in his first international tournament, was thinking: “Where I wanted the ball to go” Wayne Gretzky: “I really believe if you visualise yourself doing something, you can make that image come true.” Pat Cash described using imagery to defeat Ivan Lendl in the 1987 Wimbledon Championships http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=4h_Ta0roqSgMa de
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Defining Imagery (Vealy & Greenleaf, 2006) “Using all the senses to re-create or create an experience in the mind Imagery is a polysensory & emotional experience = enhanced vividness of image “A mental technique that programs the mind and body to respond optimally” “Imagery is based on memory” & creation
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Research Evidence – Imagery does work! Anecdotal Reports Before every shot I go to the movies inside my head. Here is what I see. First, I see the ball where I want it to finish, nice and white and sitting up high on the bright green grass. Then, I see the ball going there; it’s path and trajectory and even its behavior on landing. The next scene shows me making the kind of swing that will turn the previous image into reality. These home movies are a key to my concentration and to my positive approach to every shot. (Nicklaus, 1974)
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Research Evidence – Imagery does work! Multiple-baseline case studies:
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This note was uploaded on 12/12/2011 for the course ESS 3318 taught by Professor Smith during the Fall '11 term at Texas Tech.

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