mental skills

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mental skills

the set of trainable mental abilities and methods that are held to underpin successful learning and performance. The basic mental skills include concentration, goal-setting, imagery and mental rehearsal, relaxation and self-talk. Also known as cognitive skills and psychological skills.
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In summary, the main purpose of the present study was to examine the effectiveness of a psychological skills intervention on role-specific performance subcomponents during different stages of competition.
Curry and Maniar, researched in academic course combining psychological skills training and life skills education for university students and student-athletes (Curry 2004).
A within-sport behavioral checklist lists, for a particular sport, psychological skills to be used at pract ices and competitions that an athlete can easily check off in order to provide a quick, convenient, and yet reasonably thorough assessment of the athlete's mental skill strengths and weaknesses.
Thus, the main purpose of this study was to examine the effects of mental training on psychological skills and performance levels of vault table.
The Athletic Coping Skills Inventory-28 is a 28-item, eight-factor scale measuring psychological skills specifically related to sports including: coping with adversity, coachability, concentration, confidence and achievement motivation, goal setting and mental preparation, peaking under pressure, freedom from worry, and personal coping resources.
The factor of mental toughness concludes that the athletes need to equip themselves with a package of a combined psychological skills starting in the early stage of involvement, training session, during and after the match (G.
Mood and psychological skills of world-ranked female tennis players.
This is also true within the world of track and field as coaches and athletes have become interested in enhancing their athletes' psychological skills (D.
A sport-specific behavioral checklist lists, for a particular sport, psychological skills to be used at practices and competitions that an athlete can easily check off in order to provide a quick, convenient, and yet reasonably thorough assessment of those areas in which the athlete would like some help.
It is hypothesized that those with better psychological skills handle the pressure of elite performance better than non elite match officials.
The majority of research on athletes' use of psychological skills for competition has been limited to imagery, self talk, and relaxation.
Principe specializes in teaching communication and psychological skills, secrets of success, necessary to increase sales and productivity.

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