Critical Moments During Competition

Critical Moments During Competition

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This book presents first-time research findings and new empirically based perspectives and applications in sport psychology.Highly provocative data derived from the largest single study ever on athletes is used to advance an original model of peak performance centering on a clearly emerging athlete's profile. Central to the book is the Theory of Critical Moments, which proposes that mental factors are most crucial during specifically delineated psychologically significant periods of competition and helps explain when and why intrusive cognitions influence performance.A Mind-Body Model of Sport Performance When It Counts the Most Roland A. Carlstedt ... reality oriented Although athletes who are low in hypnotic ability cannot usually achieve the effortless intense levels of focus ... to experience a dropoff in concentration as competing internal or external stimuli are encountered during more stressful critical moments of competition. ... They also are less capable of recognizing or admitting that psychological factors may be affecting their performance.

Title:Critical Moments During Competition
Author:Roland A. Carlstedt
Publisher:Psychology Press - 2004-09-01


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