The Waltons are a large family living together, consisting of a mother, a father, 4 boys and 3 girls, a grandmother and a grandfather. This family lives together and functions….
Discuss why routines work as preparation for performance (i.e., different functions of routines) and when is the best time to perform a routine.
1. Nideffer’s TAIS is a trait measure of a person’s generalized way of attending to the environment.
What are the limitations inherent in a trait measure of an athlete’s perceptions? What could be
done to make the TAIS a better assessment tool? What steps would you take in setting up an
athletic practice using concentration-enhancing techniques? Explain why each technique is likely to
get participants to focus on the relevant stimuli.
2. Discuss why routines work as preparation for performance (i.e., different functions of routines) and
when is the best time to perform a routine. How would you develop a new routine for an athlete?
3. Describe the different types and uses of self-talk. Give a practical example of thought stopping to
4. Briefly describe the three main theories of attention. Which approach is most current?