Goal SettingIn general people believe that goal setting facilitates performance by enhancing and regulating an athlete’s level of motivation. To what extent do you agree with this conclusion?

Goal Setting

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Discussion Area by the due date assigned. Through the end of the module

, comment on the responses of others.You will be attempting two discussion questions in this module worth 28 points each.Discussion Question

1Basic Psychological Skills

Describe a time when you used either goal setting, relaxation, self-talk, or imagery effectively as an athlete or coach. Contrast that time with another instance in which you used the same basic psychological skill but did not achieve a successful result. Hypothesize why the skill helped your performance in the former but not in the latter.Evaluation Criteria for Discussion Question Response:Described each experience in detail. [8 points]

Hypothesis is substantiated by theoretical constructs. [8 points]Discussion Question 2

Goal Setting In general people believe that goal setting facilitates performance by enhancing and regulating an athlete’s level of motivation. To what extent do you agree with this conclusion? What other possible mechanisms might explain why goal setting enhances performance in sport?Evaluation Criteria for Discussion Question ResponseConclusion is substantiated by theory and/or substantial practical experience. [8 points]
Described other reasons why goal setting enhances performance in sport.

[8 points]All written assignments and responses should follow APA rules for attributing sources

.Assignment 1 Grading CriteriaMaximum PointsDiscussion Question Response:Please see specific evaluation criteria listed below each discussion question.16×2

Discussion Participation:

Participated in the discussion by asking a question, providing a statement of clarification, providing a point of view with rationale, challenging a point of discussion, or making a relationship between one or more points of the discussion.4x2While responding, justified ideas and responses by using appropriate examples and references from texts, Web sites, and other references or personal experience.4x2Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources, displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

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