How can psychology affect performance?

19 01, 2017

Compare TWO psychological strategies – Sample Answer

By |2017-01-19T13:32:07+10:00January 19th, 2017|Articles, Factors Affecting Performance, How can psychology affect performance?, HSC PDHPE, Questions, sample answer, Study Tips, writing|Comments Off on Compare TWO psychological strategies – Sample Answer

"Compare TWO psychological strategies that each of these athletes would employ to enhance motivation OR manage anxiety" is the end of an 8 mark question in the 2010 HSC PDHPE exam. The full question in below. The following profiles describe two athletes and their sports. Athlete A Elite individual target sport athlete Maintains a low [...]

2 06, 2016

Psychology in different sports

By |2016-05-31T17:31:41+10:00June 2nd, 2016|Articles, example, Factors Affecting Performance, How can psychology affect performance?, HSC PDHPE|Comments Off on Psychology in different sports

The HSC PDHPE syllabus asks you to compare psychology in different sports. This post looks at three (3) all of which slightly old, but still worth considering. Tiger Woods Tiger is arguably the best golfer of all time. In the video below, his coach attributes much of his success to his creativity in visualisation. In his game he [...]

24 10, 2015

Gymnastics for HSC PDHPE

By |2015-11-02T12:35:54+10:00October 24th, 2015|Articles, Factors Affecting Performance, How can psychology affect performance?, how does training affect performance?, How is injury rehabilitation managed, HSC PDHPE, Improving Performance, Sports Medicine|0 Comments

Gymnastics is a great sport to be used as an example in HSC PDHPE. Gymnastics requires excellent psychological strategies, superior muscular strength, flexibility and balance along with excellent planning and focused training. Gymnastics is also full of injuries and rehabilitation. Training Gymnastics requires long term focused periodisation training that is sectioned into its various phases [...]

6 10, 2015

Psychological Strategies -Thurston

By |2015-12-04T12:30:16+10:00October 6th, 2015|Articles, Factors Affecting Performance, How can psychology affect performance?, HSC PDHPE|0 Comments

On Sunday we witnessed a great example of psychological strategies being used during a high pressure moment in the NRL Grand Final between Cowboys and Broncos. After the last try from the Cowboys, scored after the final hooter, Jonathan Thurston took about 5 minutes to set himself before taking the all important kick from the [...]