The effects of different types of imagery delivery on performance and self-efficacy

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Fazel, Fatemeh (2015) The effects of different types of imagery delivery on performance and self-efficacy. PhD thesis, Victoria University.


The main objective of this thesis is to identify the most effective way of delivering imagery to athletes. Researchers have proposed that imagery effectiveness is affected by a number of factors, including the method used to deliver imagery. One type of imagery delivery, referred to as routine imagery (RI) in this thesis, has been used in many studies and applied settings (for a review, see Cooley, Williams, Burns, & Cumming, 2013) where the same scenario was imagined without any changes throughout the intervention period. Another method recently used in the literature, which is called progressive imagery (PI) in this thesis, is to implement various elements of imagery in a progressive way (Wakefield & Smith, 2012). In other words, in PI we start the imagery training programs with simple images, few objects, and little action, then create more complex situations by adding information in steps. Another alternative training method introduced in this thesis is retrogressive imagery (RETI), in which the process of PI is reversed.

Item type Thesis (PhD thesis)
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1701 Psychology
Current > Division/Research > College of Sports and Exercise Science
Keywords mental imagery, basketball skills, imagery training programs, routine imagery, progressive imagery, retrogressive imagery, free throw performance, free throws, self-efficacy
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