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What does it take to make it to the top?
1st = mental readiness, 2nd = physical readiness, 3rd = technical readiness
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Give examples of what it takes to mentally excel in sport?
Derermination, mental strength, self-confidence/self-belief, psychological skills (visualisation, self-talk), social support, coping skills, desire to succees, emotionally stable - able to control anxiety (+ loads more)
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Psychological characteristics of Peak Performance - what are the characteristics stated?
High self-confidence + expectation of success, self-regulation of arousal, feeling in control, total concetration, keen focus on present task, viewing difficult situations as challenging, productive perfectionism
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What is productive perfectionism?
Having very high standards but still a flexibility to learn from mistakes
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Psychological characteristics of Peak Performance - what skills are highlighted?
Setting goals, using imagery, developing competition and refocusng plans, practicing coping skills, competitive simulation
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Psychological characteristics of Peak Performance - what are the coping strategies?
Though control strategies, arousal management techniques, interpreting anxiety as facilitative to performance, attention contol, refocusing skills
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What is the different between psychological skills and coping strategies?
Skills you can employ and any time, coping strategies tend to only be employed when things are going wrong/are tough.
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The (psychological) development of the worlds best sporting talent - What are the psychological skills and motivation orientations expressed?
Higher levels of motivation, confience, percieved contol, mental toughness and resilience. Better ability to cope with adversity. Greater resistance to 'choking' in high-pressure situation
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The (psychological) development of the worlds best sporting talent - what are the mental skills used?
Goal setting, Anxiety control, imagery, self-talk, decision-making, strong task and ego orientation, use anxiety to enhance performance, self-determined motivation, obsessive (more controlling) motivation
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The (psychological) development of the worlds best sporting talent - What are their personality traits?
Conscientiousness, dispositional optimism, hope, adaptive perfectionism, narcissism (inflated ego, expects admiration from others, high sense of self worth).
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Psychological Preparation for the Olympic Games - psychological/emotional state or attributions?
Confidence/self-belief, concentration/attentional-focus, determination, motivation, optimal zone of emotions, autonomaticity, body awareness, pain management, self-awareness
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Psychological Preparation for the Olympic Games - cognitive and behavioural strategies?
self-talk, imagery, goal-setting, competitive simulation, compeittive plans/re-focusing plans, distraction preparation strategies, mistake management strategies, fun/enjoyment strategies, environmental control
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Psychological Preparation for the Olympic Games - personal dispositions?
Optimism, goal orientation (task/ego), adaptive perfectionism, compeitiveness, sport intelligence, trait hope, locus of control, intrinsic/extrinsic motivation orientation
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Psychological Preparation for the Olympic Games - Stress and coping
Variety of coping straties used, stress management very important. Create a mastery climate and emotional regulation.
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Psychological Preparation for the Olympic Games - lessons for Olympic preparation
physical and mental peak, team cohesion, coaching, distraction preparation, media, sponsors, team selection, equipment/weather concerns, travel factors etc.
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Psychological Preparation for the Olympic Games - What is important to know for consulations:
one-to-one contact with athlete, practical lessons, listening skills, individualise approach, address performance, team and personal issues, various techniques required, phased approach of intervention.
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Psycholgical preparation for Peak Athletic Performance - fundamental attribute
Personality, motivation, pholosophical, trait-confidence, goal orientations, Anxiety (somatic, cognitive, confidence), attention style
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Psycholgical preparation for Peak Athletic Performance - psychological skills/strategies
Association/dissociation, simulation, performance routines, mental preparation, attributions, self-talk, imagery, mental rehearsal, goal setting, relaxation
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Psycholgical preparation for Peak Athletic Performance - adversity coping strategies
Process goals, automaticity, injury coping, attribution, self-talk, goal setting, relaxation
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Psycholgical preparation for Peak Athletic Performance - task specific ideal performance states
Self-efficacy, arousal, activation, mood, self-determination, burnout, somatic A state (physiological responses; fight or flight), Cognitive A-state (thoughts and emotions)
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What 2 effects can physical, social, psychological and organisational environments have on the athletes?
Facilitative and Debilitative
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