Williams R. Focus Areas in Sports Psychology

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Running head: FOCUS AREAS IN SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY 1 Focus Areas in Sports Psychology Regina Williams Professor Poudevigne April 7, 2011 Focus Areas in Sports Psychology 2 Focus Areas in Sports Psychology This initial research focused on relieving anxiety (Hammond, 2005a; Moore, 2000) and on the treatment of uncontrolled epilepsy (Sterman, 2000), with the latter research including placebo-controlled, blinded studies. Neurofeedback is being applied in treating many other brain- based clinical conditions such as head injuries, depression, stroke, and learning disabilities. Neurofeedback training consists of planning of couple electrodes on the scalp and one or two electrodes on the earlobes. When the researcher was able to see a representation of the individual’s brainwave activity on a computer screen, it gives the researcher the ability to influence and change them through a process of operant conditioning.
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Neurofeedback provides the researchers with opportunities for enhancing intellectual and sports performance with the use of performance enhancing drugs. Some of the areas in which neurofeedback holds particular promise in sports, includes enhancement of concentration and
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