Improvement strategies in free-throw shooting and grip-strength tasks

Citation
Zf. Peynircioglu et al., Improvement strategies in free-throw shooting and grip-strength tasks, J GEN PSYCH, 127(2), 2000, pp. 145-156
Citations number
22
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Psycology
Journal title
JOURNAL OF GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
ISSN journal
0022-1309 → ACNP
Volume
127
Issue
2
Year of publication
2000
Pages
145 - 156
Database
ISI
SICI code
0022-1309(200004)127:2<145:ISIFSA>2.0.ZU;2-E
Abstract
Participants performed a free-throw shooting task and a grip-strength task before and after imagery, nonspecific arousal, or no instructions, imagery improved performance in the free-throw shooting task, which is assumed to h ave more cognitive components than the grip-strength task. Imagery did not improve performance in the grip-strength task, which is assumed to have few er cognitive components than the free-throw task. Nonspecific arousal, on t he other hand, improved performance in the grip-strength task but not in th e free-throw shooting task. Athletic experience, confidence levels, and gen der were correlated with actual performance levels in both tasks, but not w ith improvement. Results are discussed within the transfer-appropriate proc essing framework.