Apply Knowledge of Psychological Techniques Used to Enhance Training and Performance

The Pop Quiz below contains 3 questions from the following knowledge area of the CSCS exam. Failure to correctly answer questions may suggest an area that needs further review.

Exercise Sciences

J. Apply Knowledge of Psychological Techniques Used to Enhance Training and Performance

  1. Motivational techniques (e.g., imagery techniques, reinforcement strategies)
  2. Methods that enhance motor learning and skill acquisition (e.g., instruction, feedback, whole versus part practice)
  3. Attentional control and decision-making (e.g., focus, arousal management)
  4. Confidence and positive self-talk


When answering the questions, please choose the “Best” answer.

1. A high school basketball team demonstrated great hustle and focus during practice and the coach decided that there would be no full court sprints at the end of the session. This is an example of?

 
 
 
 

2. You would instruct a 23 year old platform diver to use arousal enhancement techniques when she is performing which of the following?

 
 
 
 

3. A college placekicker is lined up for a potential winning kick. As he prepares for the snap he experiences butterflies in his stomach and an increased heart rate. This is an example of?