CSCS Quiz Chapter 8

20 Questions | Total Attempts: 392

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CSCS Book Quizzes & Trivia

Psychology of Athletic Preparation and Performance


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The Ideal performance state involves all of the following except:
    • A. 

      Absence of fear—no fear of failure

    • B. 

      Narrow focus of attention concentrated on the activity itself

    • C. 

      Sense of personal control

    • D. 

      Distortion of time and space

    • E. 

      A full stomach and comfortable shoes

  • 2. 
    The ultimate goal of every athlete is to be in the __________
  • 3. 
    Why does goal setting affect performance?
    • A. 

      Goals direct athlete’s attention by prioritizing efforts

    • B. 

      Goals increase effort because of the contingency of success on goal attainment

    • C. 

      Goals increase positive reinforcement through feedback given to athletes

    • D. 

      Goals direct the athlete's feelings toward what others expect of them

  • 4. 
    _________ anxiety is the actual experience of apprehension and uncontrolled arousal, it is a subjective experience
  • 5. 
    _______ anxiety is a personality characteristic which represents a latent disposition to perceived situations as threatening and prepares the athlete to experience state anxiety.
  • 6. 
    Which type of anxiety is not matched with the correct definition
    • A. 

      Cognitive anxiety-relates to physiological processes and worrisome thoughts

    • B. 

      Somatic anxiety-relates to such physical symptoms as tense muscles and butterflies in the stomach

    • C. 

      Environmental anxiety- relates to environmental circumstances

  • 7. 
    ____________ is an disruption from homeostasis or mental and physical calm; where a __________ is what causes this disruption
  • 8. 
    Negative stress, distress, is cognitive and somatic anxiety; where as positive stress, ______, is psychic energy and physiological arousal.
  • 9. 
    ___________is commonly referred to by athletes as their level of focus and refers to the suppression of task-irrelevant stimuli and thoughts.
    • A. 

      Selective attention

    • B. 

      Focus utilization

    • C. 

      Ritalin usage

    • D. 

      Zoning in

  • 10. 
    As arousal increases to moderate levels, the attentional width decreases allowing for increased focus of only task-relevant cues. This is called Easterbrook's ______________
  • 11. 
    Which dispositional style  is not matched with its correct description?
    • A. 

      Broad external attentional focus--Ability to effectively manage many environmental stimuli simultaneously

    • B. 

      Overload by external stimuli--Tendency to be confused because of the intake of too many stimuli

    • C. 

      Broad internal attentional focus--Ability to effectively narrow attention

    • D. 

      Overloaded by internal stimuli--tendency to be confused because of the intake of too many stimuli

    • E. 

      Reduced attentional focus--Tendency to reduce attention so that task-relevant information is lost

  • 12. 
    Intrinsic Motivation is important because:
    • A. 

      It allows the athlete to be a self starter

    • B. 

      It allows coaches to focus on task-relevant teaching rather than having to encourage to punish the athletes.

    • C. 

      It allows the athlete to make decision and increase self-determination

    • D. 

      It makes the athlete able to delegate responsibilities and watch the success occur due to his drive an initiative

  • 13. 
    ______________ is the athlete's wish to engage in competition or social comparison.
  • 14. 
    The act of increasing the probability of occurrence of a given behavior by following it with an action, object or event such as praise, decals, or awards is___________.
    • A. 

      Positive punishment

    • B. 

      Negative reinforcement

    • C. 

      Positive reinforcement

    • D. 

      Neutral punishment

  • 15. 
    _________________ is the removal of something valued to decrease the occurrence of a given action.
  • 16. 
    In the inverted-U theory arousal has a _____________ effect on performance up to a given level.
    • A. 

      Negative

    • B. 

      Neutral

    • C. 

      Positive

  • 17. 
    Which is NOT a factor of influence of arousal on performance
    • A. 

      Skill level

    • B. 

      Task complexity

    • C. 

      Personality

    • D. 

      Trait anxiety

    • E. 

      State anxiety

  • 18. 
    _____________ is perceived self confidence about a given task in a specific situation.
  • 19. 
    __________ is a cognitive skill where the athlete uses all of their senses in order to create a mental experience with their mind
    • A. 

      Systematic desensitization

    • B. 

      Hyponosis

    • C. 

      Mental imagery

    • D. 

      Counter conditioning

  • 20. 
    _____________ also referred to as belly breathing is a basic stress management technique and precursor to all other mental training techniques.