Volume 3(5): March, 1998
PSYCHOLOGICAL DYNAMICS OF PERFORMANCE
This fifth issue of Volume 3 of Coaching Science Abstracts reviews articles concerned with psychological dynamics and mental content that affects performance. The variety of sub-topics indicates only a few of the complexity of factors that govern performance outcomes in training and competitive settings.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
TEAM BUILDING Hughes, R. L., Rosenbach, W. E., & Clover, W. H. (1983). Team development in an intact ongoing work group: A quasi field experiment. Group and Organization Studies, 8, 161-186.
TEAM BUILDING - COMMUNICATION AND MENTAL SKILLS INFLUENCE DiBernardinis, J., Barwind, J., Flaningham, R. R., & Jenkins, V. (1983). Enhanced interpersonal relation as predictor of athletic performance. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 14, 243-251.
COACH'S PERCEPTION OF TEAM CLIMATE Fisher, A. C. (1982). Coach-athlete interactions and team climate. Journal of Sport Psychology, 4, 388-404.
COHESION AND PERFORMANCE IN A COACTING SPORT Williams, J. M., & Widmeyer, W. N. (1991). The cohesion-performance outcome relationship in a coacting sport. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 13, 364-371.
HOW THE COACH ACTS AFFECTS TEAM COHESION Gardner, D. E., Shields, D. L., Bredemeier, B. J., & Bostrom, A. (1996). The relationship between perceived coaching behaviors and team cohesion among baseball and softball players. Sport Psychologist, 10, 367-381.
BEHAVIORAL EXPECTATIONS FOR ATHLETES' FRIENDSHIPS Weiss, M. R., Smith, A. L., & Theeboom, M. (1996). "That's what friends are for": Children's and teenagers' perceptions of peer relationships in the sport domain. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 18, 347-379.
STRATEGIES AS PLACEBOS Kongstvedt, S. J. (1987). Cognitive approaches to pain control: Common factors underlying their effectiveness. Journal of Counseling and Development, 65, 538-541.
STRATEGIES/CONFIDENCE/BELIEFS/SELF-EFFICACY Turk, D. C., Meichenbaum, D., & Genest, M. (1983). Pain and behavioral medicine. New York, NY: Guilford .
POSITIVE THINKING NECESSARY IN PREPARATIONS Silva, J. M., & Hardy, C. J. (1986). Discriminating contestants at the United State Olympic marathon trials as a function of precompetitive affect. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 17, 100-109.
HOW TO STRUCTURE A GOLF PERFORMANCE Reference unknown: Possibly Sports Illustrated and believed to have been Sam Sneed .
PRE-COMPETITION BEHAVIORS Razmumov, S. A., & Saburov, P. S. (1978). Psychophysiological substantiation of the regimens of precompetitive preparation of ski-jumpers. Theory and Practice of Physical Culture, 9, 35-39.
STRATEGIES AND PHYSIOLOGY Morgan, W. P., Horstman, D. H., Cymerman, A., & Stokes, J. (1983). Facilitation of physical performance by means of a cognitive strategy. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 7, 251-264.
TASK-SPECIFIC CONCENTRATION PRIOR TO PERFORMANCE Rotella, R. J., Gansneder, B., Ojala, D., & Billing, J. (1980). Cognitions and coping strategies of elite skiers: an exploratory study of young developing athletes. Journal of Sport Psychology, 2, 350-354.
PSYCHOLOGY BETTER PREDICTOR THAN PHYSIOLOGY Silva, J. M., Shultz, B. B., Haslam, R. W., Martin, T. P., & Murray, D. F. (1985). Discriminating characteristics of contestants at the United States Olympic Wrestling Trials. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 16, 79-102.
ELEMENTS OF PERFORMERS' STRATEGIES Johnson, S. R. (1995). A descriptive study of expert brass wind instrumentalists' thought processes while engaged in sight-reading performance. Dissertation Abstracts International, A55/10, 3131.
TASK STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT IN TEAM ENVIRONMENTS Snyder, S. J. (1994). Task strategy development during transition to self-managing work teams. Dissertation Abstracts International, B55/06, 2429.
TASK-RELEVANT CONTENT FOR STRATEGIES Dufek, J. S. (1989). The effects of landing on lower extremity function. Dissertation Abstracts International, A50/03, 645.
DIRECTED THOUGHTS IMPROVE TRAINING PERFORMANCES IN AGE-GROUP SWIMMERS Sewell, D. F. (1996). Attention-focusing instructions and training times in competitive youth swimmers. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 83, 915-920.
RACE PLANS IMPROVE SPRINTERS' PERFORMANCE AND CONSISTENCY Mallett, C. J., & Hanrahan, S. J. (1997). Race modeling: An effective cognitive strategy for the 100 m sprinter. Sport Psychologist, 11, 72-85.
PSYCHING-UP FAILURE Murphy, S. M., & Woolfolk, R. L. (1987). The effects of cognitive interventions on competitive anxiety and performance on a fine motor skill accuracy task. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 18, 152-166.
OPINIONS ABOUT PEAKING Privette, G. (1981). The phenomenology of peak performance in sports. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 12, 51-60.
AROUSAL PEAKS IN ELITE GYMNASTS Mahoney, M. J., & Avener, M. (1977). Psychology of the elite: An exploratory study. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 1, 135-141.
THE CONTENT OF PSYCHING Shelton, T. O. (1978). The content and effect of "psyching up" strategies in weightlifters. Unpublished master's thesis, The Pennsylvania State University .
PSYCHOLOGICAL SKILLS TRAINING
PSYCHOLOGICAL SKILLS TRAINING PRODUCES BETTER PREPARATIONS FOR COMPETITIONS Mace, R. D., & Carroll, D. (1989). The effect of stress inoculation training on self-reported stress, observer's rating of stress, heart rate and gymnastics performance. Journal of Sports Sciences, 7, 257-266.
CONFLICT RESOLUTION AND DEGREE OF AVOIDANCE Murray, E. J. (1975). Resolution of complex decisional conflicts as a function of degree of avoidance. Journal of Research in Personality, 9, 177-190.
SOME DETERMINANTS IN HUMAN COMPETITIVE PERFORMANCES: A PSYCHOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE Rushall, B. S. (1996). A keynote address at the Korean Society of Sports Psychology Summer Seminar at Seoul Olympic Park, June 22.
ESTABLISHING CONTEST SITE MIND-SETS Rushall, B. S. (1995). The rationale for: Exercise 7.3 "Establishing Contest Site Mind Sets" in Rushall, B. S. (1995). Mental Skills Training for Sports (pp. 7.17-7.19). Spring Valley, CA: Sports Science Associates .
COMPETITION MENTAL SKILLS Rushall, B. S. (1995). This excerpt is the introduction to Section 8, "Competition Mental Skills" in Rushall, B. S. (1995). Mental Skills Training for Sports (pp. 8.1-8.3). Spring Valley, CA: Sports Science Associates .
TASK-RELEVANT THOUGHT CONTENT Rushall, B. S. (1995). This excerpt is the rationale for: Exercise 8.2 "Task-relevant Thought Content" in Rushall, B. S. (1995). Mental Skills Training for Sports (pp. 8.13-8.14). Spring Valley, CA: Sports Science Associates.
MOOD WORDS CONTENT Rushall, B. S. (1995). This excerpt is the rationale for: Exercise 8.3 "Mood Words Content" in Rushall, B. S. (1995). Mental Skills Training for Sports (pp. 8.19-8.20). Spring Valley, CA: Sports Science Associates .
SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS Rushall, B. S. (1995). This excerpt is the rationale for: Exercise 8.5 "Special Considerations" in Rushall, B. S. (1995). Mental Skills Training for Sports (pp. 8.31-8.32). Spring Valley, CA: Sports Science Associates .
INTENSIFICATION SKILL Rushall, B. S. (1995). This excerpt is the rationale for: Exercise 8.8 "Intensification Skill" in Rushall, B. S. (1995). Mental Skills Training for Sports (pp. 8.53-8.55). Spring Valley, CA: Sports Science Associates .
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