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dc.contributor.authorChen, Tony
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-22T18:33:07Z
dc.date.available2021-12-22T18:33:07Z
dc.date.issued2021-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11803/1638
dc.description.abstractPerformance optimization is a key reason why athletes seek mental performance support, and when athletes do not perform up to their own expectations in decisive moments of the game, the results are devastating. This capstone explores the impact of choking on athletes' self-concept and provides an entryway for counsellors working with athletes to learn about the nuances of sport performance. Chapter two of the capstone uses a chronological approach to explore the four main theories in choking: the self-focus model, the distraction model, the overarousal model and the self-presentation model. Similarities between the self-focus model and the distraction model—which fit under the umbrella of attentional models of choking—are examined. Next, interventions are presented in a manner that is matched to each model of choking. Interventions related to the self-focus model include: implicit learning, brain-hemisphere priming. Interventions related to the distraction model include: quiet-eye training, acclimatization, and pre-performance routines. Interventions that are not theory-matched are presented next, and include ones such as: mindfulness-based interventions, additional acclimatization considerations, goal setting, and dual-task training. Chapter three presents limitations of the research in choking literature, calling into question the subjectivity of participant responses, and researcher biases, before presenting contextual considerations that are helpful for counsellors to note when working with athletes on choking prevention. Considerations cover issues such as: seasonality, position, experience, and collaboration with other professionals that work with the athlete.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectChoking under pressureen_US
dc.subjectParadoxical performanceen_US
dc.subjectAttentional modelsen_US
dc.subjectOverarousal modelen_US
dc.subjectSelf-presentation modelen_US
dc.subjectChoking interventionsen_US
dc.subjectSport performanceen_US
dc.titleChoking in Sport Explained for Counsellors: Theories, Interventions, and Considerationsen_US
dc.typeCapstoneen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCounselingen_US
thesis.degree.grantorCity University of Seattleen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Counsellingen_US
cityu.schoolSchool of Health and Social Sciencesen_US
cityu.siteVancouver, BCen_US
cityu.site.countryCanadaen_US


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