Volume 12(5): March, 2007

PSYCHOLOGICAL FACTORS IN SPORTS

This fifth issue of Volume 12 of Coaching Science Abstracts reviews articles concerned with more psychological factors in sports. Previously, topics have been offered under various headings and issue titles. To follow the development of one of the topics in this issue it will be necessary to use the search capacity of this site to locate previous abstracts pertaining to it.

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    IMAGERY

  1. INSTRUCTING IMAGERY CONTENT IMPROVES IMAGERY USE

    Cumming, J. L., & Ste-Marie, D. M. (2001). The cognitive and motivational effects of imagery training: A matter of perspective. The Sport Psychologist, 15, 276-288.

  2. MASTERY IMAGERY IS USED BY CONFIDENT ATHLETES

    Moritz, S. E., Hall, C. R., & Martin, K. A. (1996). What are confident athletes imaging?: An examination of image content. The Sport Psychologist, 10, 171-179.

  3. CLEAR GOALS AND PERFORMANCE TASKS LEAD TO INCREASED IMAGERY USE

    Harwood, C., Cumming, J., & Hall, C. (2003). Imagery use in elite youth sport participants: Reinforcing the applied significance of achievement goal theory. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 74, 292-300.

  4. IMAGERY AND PHYSICAL PRACTICE ACTIVATE THE SAME BRAIN AREAS IN NOVEL AND LEARNED TASKS

    Lacourse, M. G., Randolph Orr, E., & Turner, J. A. (2003). Functional cerebellar activation during novel and learned executed and imagined sequential hand movements. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 35(5), Supplement abstract 1556.

  5. EXPERIENCED ATHLETES' IMAGERY EXCITES THE MUSCLES USED IN THE IMAGERY

    Harris, D. V., & Robinson, W. J. (1986). The effect of skill level on EMG activity during internal and external imagery. Journal of Sport Psychology, 8, 105-111.

  6. IMAGERY USE INCREASES AS A SEASON OF TRAINING PROGRESSES

    Munroe, K., Hall, C., & Simms, S. (1998). The influence of type of sport and time of season on athletesí use of imagery. The Sport Psychologist, 12, 440-449.

  7. NEUROMUSCULAR PATTERNS ARE ACTIVATED MOST THROUGH INTERNAL, RESPONSE-ORIENTED IMAGERY

    Bakker, F. C., Boschker, M. S., & Chung, T. (1996). Changes in muscular activity while imagining weight lifting using stimulus or response propositions. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 18, 313-324.

  8. POSITIVE PREPARATORY IMAGERY INFLUENCES TWO-PHASE MOTOR SKILL SUCCESS

    Kruisselbrink, D., & MacKinnon, D. D. (2006). Influence of positive and negative outcome images on the putting success of skilled amateur golfers. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 38(5), Supplement abstract 1553.

    ATTENTION

  9. FOCUSING ON A TARGET IMPROVES PERFORMANCE

    Zachry, T., Wulf, G, Mercer, J. A., & Bezodis, N. (2005). Increased movement accuracy and reduced EMG activity in response to an external focus of attention. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 37(5), Supplement abstract 2042.

  10. A STUDY WITH PROBLEMS

    Zachry, T., Wulf, G., Mercer, J., & Bezodis, N. (2005). Increased movement accuracy and reduced EMG activity as the result of adopting an external focus of attention. Brain Research Bulletin, 67, 304-309.

  11. ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS AFFECT ENDURANCE PERFORMANCE

    Nethery, V. (2006). Sensory mediated dissociation affects RPE and ride time to fatigue in trained cyclists. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 38(5), Supplement abstract 2002.

  12. THINKING HARDER AND MORE INTENTLY CAN SLOW PERFORMANCE DECLINE DUE TO FATIGUE

    Post, M., Renken, R., & Zijdewind, I. (2006). Cortical activity during a sustained maximal contraction: An fMRI study. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 38(5), Supplement abstract 2007.

  13. TELEOANTICIPATION NOT INVOLVED WITH REPEATED SPRINT EXERCISES

    Bishop, D. J., Mendez-Villanueva, A., & Calvo-Ruiz, P. (2006). Teleoanticipation does not occur during repeated-sprint exercise. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 38(5), Supplement abstract 2009.

    AROUSAL/ANXIETY/STRESS

  14. EXERCISE REDUCES REACTIVITY TO PSYCHOSOCIAL STRESSES

    Alderman, B. L., Rogers, T. J., Johnson, T. A., & Landers, D. M. (2003). A meta-analysis of exercise and stress reactivity. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 35(5), Supplement abstract 130.

  15. ATTEMPT TO REDUCE PSYCHOLOGICAL STRESS DURING EXERCISE

    Webb, H. E., Weldy, M. L., Fabianke, E. C., Orndorff, G. R., Kamimori, G. H., & Acevedo, E. O. (2003). Psychological stress during exercise: Cardiorespiratory and hormonal responses. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 35(5), Supplement abstract 131.

  16. EXPERIENCED SHOOTERS NOT AFFECTED BY HEART RATE OR ANXIETY

    Rippel, C. C., Sangenis, C. E., Barreto, F. T., Soares, G. R., Cota, K. A., Ceravolo, L. E., Blonde, J. I., Jose, R. C., & Duarate, A. F. (2003).The influence of psychophysiological variables in elite pistol shooters performance. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 35(5), Supplement abstract 775.

  17. PSYCHING-UP IS NECESSARY FOR PEAK FORCE ACTIVITIES

    Schneider, M. R., Landers, D. M., Phillips, W. T., Arent, S. M., & Yarrow, J. F. (2003). Effects of psyching on peak force production in adolescent athletes. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 35(5), Supplement abstract 777.

  18. FOOTBALL GAME STRESS IS REDUCED LATER IN THE SEASON

    French, D. M., Kraemer, W. J., VanHeest, J. L., Sharman, M. J., Gomex, A. L., Rubin, M. R., Ratamess, N. A., volek, J. S., Scheett, T. P., Howard, R., Martin, G. J., Anderson, J., & Maresh, C. M. (2003). Physiological damage and stress of a competitive NCAA Division I football Games. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 35(5), Supplement abstract 1774.

  19. AEROBIC TRAINING IS BETTER THAN STRESS MANAGEMENT FOR AFFECTING PHYSIOLOGICAL REACTIONS TO PSYCHOLOGICAL STRESS

    Spalding, T. W., Lyon, L. W., & Hatfield, B. D. (2004). Relative efficacy of aerobic training and stress management in lowering cardiovascular activity during psychological stress. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 36(5), Supplement abstract 611.

  20. FACILITATORY PRECOMPETITION ANXIETY LEVELS VARY BETWEEN ATHLETES

    Tsuda, S., Nisugi, S., & Morii, H. (2004). A cross-cultural study of precompetition anxiety and performance in diving: A test of individual zones of optimal functioning theory. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 36(5), Supplement abstract 1517.

  21. LEVEL OF ANXIETY NOT RELATED TO MOOD CHANGES IN OVERTRAINING

    Tobar, D. A., & Morgan, W. P. (2003). Influence of overtraining on depressive mood in college swimmers. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 35(5), Supplement abstract 206.

  22. GENDER AND TRAIT ANXIETY ARE RELATED TO OVERTRAINING AND TAPER

    Tobar, D. A., & Morgan, W. P. (2005). Gender, trait anxiety, and perceptual response of college swimmers during overtraining and taper. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 37(5), Supplement abstract 940.

  23. ANXIETY IS NOT AS INFLUENTIAL AS OFTEN THOUGHT

    Lundqvist, C., Kentta, G., & Raglin, J. S. (2006). Elite junior national skiers and swimmers do not report facilitative precompetition anxiety responses. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 38(5), Supplement abstract 1745.

    MOOD STATES

  24. SOME POMS SUBSCALES SLIGHTLY RELATED TO BASEBALL PERFORMANCE

    Friend, H. J., (1987). Predicting baseball player performance. Dissertation Abstracts International-B, 49(05), 1977.

  25. DEPRESSION IS A SYMPTOM OF OVERTRAINING

    Uusitalo, A. L., Valkonen-Horhonen, M., Koskelo, J, Lansimies, E., & Vanninen, E. (2003). Depression in overtrained athletes. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 35(5), Supplement abstract 207.

  26. ALTITUDE INCREASES MOOD REACTIONS TO EXERCISE

    Kambis, K. W., Fulco, C. S., Friedlander, A. L., McQuaid, D. B., Jackson, C. W., Ickes, S. B., Muza, S. R., Rock, P. B., Cook, L., & Cymerman, A. (2003). Assessment of mood changes at 45% and 65% VO2max at sea level and 4,300 m altitude. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 35(5), Supplement abstract 887.

  27. ALTITUDE INCREASES EXERCISE STRESS AND MOOD DISTURBANCE

    Lane, A. M., Whyte, G. P., Shave, R., Barney, S., Wilson, M., & Terry, P. C. (2003). Mood disturbance during cycling performance at altitude. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 35(5), Supplement abstract 888.

  28. POST-MARATHON SUPPLEMENTATION ENHANCES RECOVERY

    Talbott, S. M. (2004). Post-marathon recovery enhanced by a dietary supplement. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 36(5), Supplement abstract 854.

  29. MASSAGE MANIPULATES MOOD STATE

    Micklewright, D., Griffin, M., Gladwell, V., & Beneke, R. (2005). The effect of selected massage techniques on mood state. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 37(5), Supplement abstract 937.

  30. CAFFEINE INGESTION AFFECTS MOOD STATES

    Backshouse, S. H., Bishop, N. C., Biddle, S. J., & Williams, C. (2006). Caffeine ingestion prior to prolonged cycling can enhance positive affect and reduce perceived exertion. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 38(5), Supplement abstract 1537.

  31. HIGH PROTEIN DIETS NEGATIVELY IMPACT MOOD IN HIGH-ENERGY OUTPUT ACTIVITIES

    Smith, T. J., Lieberman, H. R., Karl, J. P., McGraw, S., Pikosky, M. A., Glickman, E. L., Grediagin, A., & Young, A. J. (2006). A high protein diet exacerbates the adverse effects of an energy deficit on mood state. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 38(5), Supplement abstract 1538.

  32. DEHYDRATION DISTURBS MOOD STATES

    Schoffstall, J. (2006). Effects of dehydration and rehydration on the Profile of Mood States of weight trained males. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 38(5), Supplement abstract 1544.

    MEASUREMENT

  33. SOME PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS DO NOT DISCRIMINATE LEVELS OF HIGH-PERFORMING ATHLETES

    Miller, B. P., & Miller, A. J. (1985). Psychological correlates of success in elite sportswomen. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 16, 289-295.

  34. THE REVISED CSAI-2 IS A BETTER MEASURE OF COMPETITIVE STATE ANXIETY

    Cox, R. H., Martens, M. P., & Russell, W. D. (2003). Measuring anxiety in athletics: The Revised Competitive State Anxiety Inventory-2. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 25, 519-533.

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