Arnold LeUnes

Introducing Sport Psychology

An INTRODUCING PRACTICAL GUIDE to optimizing your mind for sport. Sport Psychology is the study of the psychological factors that affect participation and performance in sports. It deals with increasing performance by managing emotions and minimizing the psychological effects of injury and poor performance. Some of the most important skills taught are goal setting, relaxation, visualization, self-talk, awareness and control, concentration, confidence, using rituals, attribution training, and periodization. With straightforward mental exercises, point-by-point suggestions for improvement and real-life examples — whether you're an aspiring athlete or just someone who wants to perform your chosen sport a little better, this INTRODUCING PRACTICAL GUIDE is the ideal tool.
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    Analyses have been made of the final games of the baseball World Series and the National Basketball Association (NBA) championships. Using fielding errors as an indicator of stress, the home team in the final game of the World Series makes more errors than the visitors. In basketball, the home team shoots free throws less accurately than the opponents. Both situations can determine the outcome of critical games, and the results suggest a home field disadvantage.
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    It’s a popularly held belief that misbehavior is eradicated through the use of punishment, but learning researchers long ago established the fact that punishment represses or submerges rather than eradicates.
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    being manipulated by the reinforcement regimen in place.

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