Critical Moments During Competition: A Mind-Body Model of by ROLAND A. CARLSTEDT

By ROLAND A. CARLSTEDT

This e-book provides first-time learn findings and new empirically dependent views and purposes in recreation psychology.Highly provocative info derived from the biggest unmarried learn ever on athletes is used to enhance an unique version of top functionality centering on a basically rising athlete's profile. crucial to the booklet is the speculation of serious Moments, which proposes that psychological components are most vital in the course of in particular delineated psychologically major sessions of pageant and is helping clarify whilst and why intrusive cognitions effect functionality.

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Self-report of NA has been linked to the limbic system by Eysenck (1983) and is manifested psychophysiologically by elevated baselines of muscle tension, skin conductance, heart rate, blood pressure, and delays in returning to baseline after episodes of stress (Eysenck 1983). High NA appears to be an amplification of physical concerns as opposed to a sign of physical disease per se (Wickramasekera 1988). The tendency to display a stable profile of sympathetic response (autonomic response specificity) appears to have clinical implications.

Fixation on negative intrusive thoughts leading to undesirable shifts in relative brain hemispheric activation, physiological functioning, and motor responses are more likely to occur in athletes exhibiting negative constellations of PHO factors. By contrast, athletes who possess the most positive constellations of these measures are more likely to focus on preparatory thoughts dealing with carrying out effective motor and tactical responses while suppressing negative intrusive thoughts. This latter response tendency facilitates shifts in cerebral laterality associated with optimal cardiovascular and motor responding and performance.

As previously mentioned, these measures are considered PHO predictor or independent variables and should be assessed and investigated in all studies on the psychological aspects of sport performance. Specific interventions that are customized to individual constellations of HRMTP factors are presented later in this section. Primary Higher Order Mind–Body Predictor Variables Hypnotic Ability Hypnotic ability is the measure of a person’s ability to enter a hypnotic state or to become hypnotized. fm Page 24 Monday, June 7, 2004 4:53 PM CRITICAL MOMENTS DURING COMPETITION have been found to be ongoing outside the realm of actually being hypnotized.

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