Key Points From Today’s Class
- Film assignments/schedule can be downloaded here: ESS 220.Film.Schedule.Fall 2010. Contact me immediately with any errors/omissions.
- Arousal-performance relationship models – lecture slides can be downloaded here (these are the key elements in the text to focus on for the film analysis): Arousal-Performance Slides.
- Nideffer’s Model of Attention in sport – especially the relationship of attention and arousal (activation) and it’s relationship to “choking” – lecture slides can be downloaded here: Attention Slides.
- Early mis-measurement of arousal using anxiety measures leading to erroneous conclusions regarding the Inverted-U model.
- Read the text Chapter on “Arousal-Performance Relationships” – focusing on the models and terms covered in today’s lecture.
- Complete the SCAT and post your score in the comment box below by Wednesday, October 13, midnight (so I can compute the correlation between the SCAT and CTAI-2): SCAT.
- Read the text Chapter on “Concentration & Strategies for Controlling It” – focusing on understanding and applying Nideffer’s model and much less (or not at all) the training strategies in the second half of the chapter.
- Complete the TAIS short version (description in text), of Nideffer’s Questionnaire to assess “attentional style”: TAIS.
- Choose and watch either The Replacements or Invincible – you must write a paper on all of the above topics and one of the films. A complete paper description and viewing guide will be posted here by Saturday midnight.
- Remember that the questionnaires and homework you complete will be part of your graded “portfolio” – I’ll give instructions next week on how you will submit it (e.g., the SCAT and TAIS will be part of this portfolio).
- Note the pedagogical sequence for film analysis in our course:
- “First exposure” – simplified lecture on topic by Tim;
- A “personal” application of concepts completed by student (questionnaire or analysis of themselves or their sport);
- Text Reading – more in depth exposure to topic (after having been introduced to concepts);
- Paper or presentation – analysis/application of concepts to film.