PSYC 2660 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Sport Psychology, Talk About (Game Show)
The behaviour that is supposed to be changed in a behaviour program. The athlete being comfortable is a key factor: explaining conideniality. Leing the athlete know that the conversaion is strictly between you and the athlete will make him/her more comfortable. It is important to menion that whatever is discussed will remain a secret unless the athlete gives permission allowing others to be involved in the discussion: briely describing your background. Telling the athlete something about yourself really breaks the ice. It allows the athlete to have some insight about who they are talking to and it creates a band of trust. Staing your past experiences with sports and paients puts trust into the athlete: talk about sport psychology. Menioning something about your profession can be comforing for the athlete especially if they have not yet come into contact with a sport psychologist.