The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a 6-week CG imagery intervention on strategic decision-making in curling. A secondary purpose was to determine whether curlers’ imagery ability and CG imagery use would be improved. Eleven varsity curlers from a Canadian postsecondary institution engaged in weekly guided imagery sessions that were held at the curling club before their regularly scheduled team practices. Curlers’ response times on a computerized curling strategy assessment significantly improved from baseline to post-intervention (p < .05). In addition, their kinesthetic imagery ability, CG imagery use, and MG-M imagery use significantly increased (p < .05). These results suggest that when curlers are exposed to new scenarios, they learn to store, process, and retrieve relevant information quicker (Simon & Chase, 1973). From a practical standpoint, CG imagery training can improve curlers’ strategy performance, including their ability to use various strategies in game situations.
Nicole Westlund Stewart and Craig Hall
Kathleen A. Martin and Craig R. Hall
It was hypothesized that subjects who used mental imagery would spend more time practicing a golf putting task and would have higher task specific self-efficacy than control subjects. Thirty-nine absolute beginner golfers were randomly assigned to either an imagery treatment condition (performance plus outcome imagery or performance imagery) or a no imagery (control) condition. During the first three sessions all subjects were taught how to putt a golf ball. Imagery treatment subjects also participated in an imagery training program designed specifically for the golf putting task. For the final three sessions, subjects were told that the emphasis of the study was on performance. Subjects in the performance imagery group spent significantly more time practicing the golf putting task than subjects in the control group. Subjects who used imagery also set higher goals for themselves, had more realistic self-expectations, and adhered more to their training programs outside of the laboratory.
Geraldine H. Van Gym, Howard A. Wenger and Catherine A. Gaul
This study investigated the effect of engaging in imagery in conjunction with nonspecific training on the transfer of the training to performance. Forty subjects were pretested on a Wingate cycle ergometer test for peak power and a 40-m sprint. Subjects were assigned to one of four groups: imagery training (IT), power training (PT), imagery and power training (DPT), and control (C). Following a 6-week training period, all subjects were retested. Although a MANOVA revealed no significant difference between groups on any variable, the groups-by-time interaction was significant. Therefore an analysis of difference scores on both tests was performed. This analysis revealed that although both the IPT and the PT group significantly improved in peak power, only the IPT group improved significantly on the sprint. The results indicate that imagery coupled with nonspecific training contributes to the enhancement of subsequent performance significantly better than does nonspecific training alone.
Kim Gammage, Rachel Arnold, Nicole Bolter, Angela Coppola, Thomas Curran, Lori Dithurbide, Karl Erickson, Mary Jung, Larkin Lamarche, Luc Martin and Kathleen Wilson
daily steps and calories, and offer a way to set goals and provide motivation. One strategy for maintaining motivation within mobile applications is framed in functional imagery training, a process used to generate and practice mental imagery regarding how and why an individual achieves a goal. This
Chris G. Harwood and Sam N. Thrower
-Júnior , C.J. , Paes , P.P. , Vieira , L.F. , Nascimento-Júnior , J.R.A. , Araújo Lima-Júnior , D.R.A. , & Ferreira , M.E.C. ( 2018 ). Effect of an eight-week imagery training programme on passing decision-making of young volleyball players . International Journal of Sport and Exercise
Nicolas Robin, Lucette Toussaint, Eric Joblet, Emmanuel Roublot and Guillaume R. Coudevylle
any form of imagery training before the experiment. All participants provided written informed consent to take part in the experiment. Seven participants (leaving a final sample of 45 participants) were excluded because they had missed one experimental session. The current study was granted approval
Cornelia Frank, Taeho Kim and Thomas Schack
observation training and motor imagery training on the development of mental representation structure and skill performance . Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 17 , 499 . PubMed ID: 29089881 doi:10.3389/fnhum.2017.00499 10.3389/fnhum.2017.00499 Koch , I. , Keller , P. , & Prinz , W. ( 2004 ). The
Nicolas Robin, Lucette Toussaint, Guillaume R. Coudevylle, Shelly Ruart, Olivier Hue and Stephane Sinnapah
.1037/a0016993 10.1037/a0016993 Robin , N. , Dominique , L. , Toussaint , L. , Blandin , Y. , Guillot , A. , & Le Her , M. ( 2007 ). Effects of motor imagery training on returning serve accuracy in tennis: The role of imagery ability . International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Aaron England, Timothy Brusseau, Ryan Burns, Dirk Koester, Maria Newton, Matthew Thiese and Benjamin Chase
in novice MRs do not mirror the functionally and biomechanically demanded phases to the extent of experts. Nevertheless, limiting the study of MRs using SDA-M to adult sport performers does not utilize this tool’s potential in motor task assessment and motor imagery training to its greatest potential
Linda Corbally, Mick Wilkinson and Melissa A. Fothergill
, 2309 – 2321 . PubMed ID: 28664327 10.1007/s40279-017-0752-9 Burhans , R.S. , Richman , C.L. , & Bergey , D.B. ( 1988 ). Mental imagery training: Effects on running speed performance . International Journal of Sport Psychology, 19 ( 1 ), 26 – 37 . Carlson , L.E. ( 2012 ). Mindfulness