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Lecture 4

Psychology 2990A/B Lecture 4: CHAPTER 4

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Psychology 2990A/B
Doug Hazelwood

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CHAPTER 4: Sport Psychology -The chapter about sport psychology is organized around five psychological skills that are important in sports: goal-setting, imagery, self-talk, arousal regulation, and attention control. Uniforms and Aggression Articles: Frank& Gilovich - Research has demonstrated that the cues inherent in certain uniforms can influence a persons willingness to harm another individual -The color black is often associated with evil and death and might lead to elevated levels of aggression on the part of people wearing black uniforms -As predicted teams with black uniforms in the NFL and NHL or penalize significantly more often during the last 17 years then the arrivals in on black uniforms -Demonstrated that black uniforms are judged more harshly than those in white and I'm more likely to be penalized -Judged by refs and other players -In addition in those wearing black uniforms or more inclined to see aggression and competition -The color black and evil and aggressiveness would be a particularly salient and domains that already possess overtones of competition confrontation and physical aggression -The actions of police officers might be an area of interest Caldwell& Burgers - Past research suggests that wearing either a black or a red uniform leads to increased aggression or an increase in perceived aggression during professional sports. - Investigators examining the relation between black uniforms and aggression point to the widely recognized association between black and badness - In many species, the amount or intensity of red is associated with status and dominance - Several hypotheses have been put forth to account for the advantage of wearing red uniforms. It may be that the athlete responds to the color he or she is wearing and performs more aggressively (Hill & Barton, 2005a, 2005b). -But it might also be the case that seeing an opponent in red -However, this research suffers from a number of limitations, including an inability to manipulate the independent variable. -A recent change in the National Hockey Leagues uniform policy created the possibility of a naturally occurring experiment that allowed the authors to examine whether aggression levels were higher when teams wore black or red jerseys. -The authors compared gam
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