KINE 3000 Study Guide - Midterm Guide: Time Management, Decision-Making

Kinesiology & Health Science
Course Code
KINE 3000
Rebecca Bassett- Gunter
Study Guide

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Arousal Regulation
- The goal of sport and exercise psychologists are to be able to facilitate involvement,
performance and enjoyment of physical activity
- 2 dimensions of Psychologists:
- mental coach
- mental skills trainer
- sport psychology consultant
Research/ Teacher
- instructor
- professor
What can Sport Psychologists do to help athletes?
Reach performance potential
Improve stress, arousal, emotions
Help with confidence, commitment, concentration
Time management
Mental preparation
Positive environments
Enhance performance
Evaluate performances
Decision making
Transition from sport
- Arousal Regulation is important to athletes
- need to identify the perfect range of arousal/zone of optimal functioning
- maintain that range of arousal by controlling mental and physiological and emotional states in
order to maximize performance
Ways to Regulate Arousal:
1) Breathing Exercises
- decreases arousal- deep breathing – in through nose out through mouth
- breathing to increase arousal – shallow breaths – longer inhale short exhale – think of activation
and energy
2) Progressive relaxation
- tension and relaxation are mutually exclusive
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