Flashcards in Test 1 Information Deck (74)
What is sport and exercise psychology?
The scientific study of people and their behaviors in sport and exercise activities and the practical application of that knowledge.
What are the two objective of sport and exercise psychology?
1. Understand the effects of psychological factors on physical and motor performance.
2. Understand the effects of participation in physical activity on psychological development, health, and well-being
What are the roles of sport and exercise psychologist?
Research, teaching, and consulting
What is a clinical sport psychologist?
licensed psychologist trained to work with ppl with severe emotional disorders. They are trained to help athletes with problems like eating disorders and substance abuse.
What is an educational sport psychology specialist?
use mental coach approach. have training in P.E., kinesiology, exercise science, etc.
They educate and increase the athletes' and coaches' awareness of issues like anxiety management and confidence.
What is professional practice knowledge?
what we learn through experience, using many methods of knowing.
What are the ethical standards for sport and exercise psychologists?
competence. integrity. professional and scientific responsibility. respect for people's rights and dignity. concern for the welfare of others. social responsibility.
How can you, as (future) ATCs, utilize your soon-to-be expertise in sport psychology?
ATCs can utilize sport psychology to understand arousal, motivation, depression during injury, etc.
What is a personality?
The sum of the characteristics that make a person unique.
What is the psychological core?
the most basic level of your personality. this includes values, interests, motives, and beliefs about yourself and self worth.
What is a "typical response"
A typical response is the ways we learn to adjust to the environment or how we usually respond to the world around us.
What are the two sides of the athletic identity?
Public vs. Private self.
The different identities we hold have expectations and meanings attached.
What are the three general categories of injury response?
1. injury-relevant information processing
2. Emotional upheaval and reactive behavior
3. future outlook and coping
What is injury-relevant information processing?
the injured athlete focuses on information related to the pain of the injury; awareness of the extent of injury, and questions about how the injury happened, and the individual recognizes the negative consequences or inconvenience.
What is emotional upheaval and reactive behavior in an athlete after injury?
Once the pt. realizes that he is injured, he may become emotionally agitated; experience vacillating emotions; feel emotionally depleted; experience isolation and disconnection; and feel shock, disbelief, denial, or self-pity.
During an athletes' recovery, what is the "future outlook and coping" phase?
The athlete accepts the injury and deals with it, initiates positive coping efforts, exhibits a good attitude and is optimistic, and is relieved to sense progress.
How can you help an athlete find an identity away from sport after an injury?
teach psychological skills (goal setting, stress management, energy/arousal management, mental imagery)
refer to a professional when needed
the characteristics or blend of characteristics that make a person unique
The way one typically adjusts or responds to the environment
How one acts in a particular social situations
Big 5 Theroy
Openness to experience
talkative, energetic, assertive.
Includes traits like sympathetic, kind, affectionate
Includes traits like organized, kind, affectionate
includes traits like tense, moody, anxious
Openness to Experience
Includes traits like having wide interests, being imaginative and insightful...
What is a trait?
a trait is a typical style of behavior
What is a state?
the situation's effect on behavior.
What is motivation?
The direction and intensity of effort.