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  • Athlete's Performances
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    Sports Psychology: A Relationship Between Mental Training and Sport Performance James Dodson (1995) quotes Dr. Richard Coop, and says that he refers to sports psychology as "just mere helping people to clear away the mental clutter that keeps them from achieving their best" (p. 1). Dodson admits that as a golfer he has tried to break eighty strokes in golf, but did not succeed until he got help from a well-known sports psychologist. Before meeting his mental coach, Dodson tried to improve his ga...
  • Excessive Levels Of Stress Damage Performance
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    'Sports is by far one of the fastest growing pass times in the United States' (Rainer 1987). Even if people don't take it to the professional level, sporting events are happening in our backyards, and at all of our local schools around the country. With the growing popularity and the increasing competitiveness of the sports, it will take more than just a physical advantage to compete at the highest level. This is where the psychology of sports comes into play. In my research I will cover differe...
  • Barlow's Lack Of Motivation
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    helpful individual, and others viewed his work as being in consistence and spotty at times. Rios is required to submit a formal performance evaluation on all of her workers, and Barlow's performance appraisal was the most challenging yet she had to face. Lack of Motivation Barlow's behavior at the TA can be simply defined as lack of motivation, and this can be further explained in depth by the use of expectancy theory. The expectancy model states, "People are motivated to work when they expect t...
  • Goal Setting Theory In An Environment
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    Equity, Expectancy, and Goal setting are the three motivational theories discussed throughout this paper. Equity theory is defined as social comparisons to others in the workforce. Here we review a field experiment of 198 employees and their relation to being reassigned in different offices that are either overpaid or underpaid. This gives us an idea of how environmental factors effect job performance. Expectancy theory is also discussed in terms of job enrichment. We see that the people, who vo...
  • Acceptable Behavior Into Exceptional Behavior 3 2
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    1. Establish clear performance expectations It starts with the manager's role to set clear expectations and his ability to enable people to reach those expectations. The manager must ask if the subordinates understand and accept his performance expectations. The foundation for an effective motivation program is goal setting. Effective Goal setting has three components: 1.1 Goal setting process... The manner by which goals are established must be considered... Goals must be understood and accepte...
  • Peak Performers Work Toward Goals
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    Becoming a Peak Performer Two techniques for becoming a peak performer as proposed by Charles A. Garfield that I have utilized in my college career are envisioning a mission and being results oriented. Garfield's thoughts on envisioning a mission are that peak performers desire more then simply winning the next fight. They look to winning the war. Keeping focus on a long-range goal, which requires commitment and action. Through my schooling, I have learned that school can be very difficult, but ...

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