Sport Psychology Lecture 4

Sport Psychology Lecture 4 - Sport Psychology Lecture 4 A...

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Sport Psychology Lecture 4 A. Why does it matter? I. Coaches and athletes are becoming aware of the scientific aspects of sport psychology through the practice of sport psychology II. Athletes want/need the mental edge B. Motivation I. Provides fundamental construct for all of human behavior II. Organized into approach vs. avoid behaviors a. Can be looked at from an evolutionary perspective also C. Proximity Based Model I. Motivation, attention, emotion, and confidence are critical in determining the quality of movement and performance a. Motivation is the most critical distal indicator of performance i. Allows us to engage in practice activities that refine our skill and allow us to perform well ii. Influences our emotion which influences our attention which affects our movement and performance iii. Is distal because it encompasses emotion and attention b. Emotions predispose us to move toward or away from certain things c. Attention is the most critical psychological factor just prior to execution of
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