ESS 3318 Confidence 11

ESS 3318 Confidence 11 - Confidence in Sport Confidence...

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Confidence in Sport
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Confidence Through Failure I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty- six times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed. - Michael Jordan
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Defining Confidence Psychological construct most commonly used to explain performance in human movement settings (Weinberg & Gould, 2003; Zinsser et al., 1998). I knew I could do it” “I just wasn’t confident” Difficult to define precisely despite its extensive colloquial use!
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Defining Confidence The belief that you can successfully perform a desired behavior (Weinberg & Gould, 2007) Confidence : Sureness, self-belief, a high- expectancy of success
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Confidence in Sport Settings Confidence beliefs are the most consistent discriminator between successful and less- successful athletes (Williams & Krane, 1998) Confident people tend to be Optimists - focus on positives or dwell on the most hopeful aspects.
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Aspects of Self-Confidence in Sport (Vealey & Knight, 2001) Confidence about one’s ability to… execute physical skills utilize psychological skills employ perceptual skills (e.g., make good decisions) be fit and highly trained • improve one’s skill (learn)
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Benefits of Confidence (Weinberg & Gould, 2007) Arouses positive emotions Improves concentration Effects the setting and pursuit of challenging goals Increases effort Affects game strategies (Playing to win vs. playing to avoid losing)
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Confidence In groups of three explain the following misconceptions: 1. Either You Have It or You Don’t 2. Success Always Builds Confidence
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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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