Homework 13

CH. 14 DQ’s:
1. How does one manage confidence in order to prevent a lack of confidence or overconfidence?

2. Expectations through stereotyping have become difficult to ignore, how can a coach prevent themselves from doing such a thing that may lead to negative results for his team?

3. By definition self-efficacy appears to be the same as self-confidence. How are they both different from one another?

4. In sports how do you differentiate overconfidence or lack of confidence from just having a bad game?

CH. 16 DQ’s:
1. What is the reason that associative attentional strategy works best for successful marathoners instead of dissociative attentional strategy?

2. There was an occasion that I was playing baseball and I dazed off, but somehow my body knew to move to catch the ball when it came my way. Can one really succeed without focus/concentration, was this just plain old luck or was I somehow unknowingly focused?

3. In this chapter I read about internal and visual distractors, more specifically attending to past events. It says to not think of past mistakes and focus on the task at hand, but in some cases in attempting to ignore these mistakes people may think of them more or are reminded of them by others. What should one do in this case when it becomes more difficult to ignore?

4. I’ve noticed basketball players such as Steve Nash go through a small routine before shooting a free throw and some athletes listen to music before a game to relax. Which form of routine is most affective in game or before?

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