Week 6 discussion response | Psychology homework help

Reply Post

Your reply post should read approximately 250 to 350 words in length and should reference at least one citation from the article the other student read for their initial post. To receive the maximum points, your post should include a reference from the textbook, an article other students read, and one of this week’s ancillary readings. 

Prompt

Analyze another student’s initial post. Examine the application of an article to the text chapter and compare it to your own application.

Parameters

  • Analyze one student’s post. What are one or two major questions you have after reading their post?
  • Reread the section of the textbook they reference, as well as the article they cited; then use these sources to address your question(s)
  • Follow APA guidelines

A new learning point for me connects the outcome of mental toughness in athletes with the potential integration of advances made in wearable technology. The textbook referenced “mental links to excellence” (Williams & Krane, 2021) in relation to athletes consistently adhering to proper psychological skills in order to achieve and maintain peak performance. The application of proper coping strategies and routines of athletes could lead to the potential physical and mental benefits of wearing sensors, such as WHOOP band or FitBit, to help track their workload and recovery process. Integrating this type of technology according to Seshadri et al’s study, focusing primarily on the physiological health (i.e. heart rate, sleep quality) and biomechanical forces (i.e. motion, physical performance) of an athlete, could potentially result in positive and/or negative correlations within an athlete. This type of data provided by these devices could potentially provide an athlete with useful information pertaining to their physical health while also stimulating a sense of total commitment to their professional routine. An article referencing the integration of VR systems into sport highlights the potential for increased positive outcomes through more realistic and immersive environments while simultaneously depicting how individual mentality plays a role in the potential long term benefits surrounding VR credibility. (Neumann et al., 2016) This same concept can be applied to the perceived intention versus the actual application of said device or fitness app, as seen in Angosto et al’s study highlighting this importance. This grays the line between this data being helpful to performance levels or the possible rendering of a contradictory mental state due to perception. Therefore as an SPC working with an athlete using a similar device, the ethical responsibility lies on the SPC to review and familiarize themselves with the technology before implementing any opinion; especially if the athlete displays a strong psychological connection to said device. Creating a framework comprised of a series of questions for the athlete allows them to arrive at an answer themselves surrounding the implementation of such into their routine while positioning the potential “dark side” or falsity behind incorporating tech. (Windt et al., 2020)

References:

Angosto, S., García-Fernández, J., Valantine, I., & Grimaldi-Puyana, M. (2020). The intention to use fitness and physical activity apps: a systematic review. Sustainability, 12(16), 6641.

Neumann, D. L., Moffitt, R. L., Thomas, P. R., Loveday, K., Watling, D. P., Lombard, C. L., & Tremeer, M. A. (2018). A systematic review of the application of interactive virtual reality to sport. Virtual Reality, 22(3), 183-198.

Seshadri, D. R., Li, R. T., Voos, J. E., Rowbottom, J. R., Alfes, C. M., Zorman, C. A., & Drummond, C. K. (2019). Wearable sensors for monitoring the internal and external workload of the athlete. Npj Digital Medicine, 2(1). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41746-019-0149-2 

Williams, J. M., & Krane, V. (2021). Applied Sport Psychology: Personal Growth To Peak Performance. McGraw-Hill Education. 

Windt, J., MacDonald, K., Taylor, D., Zumbo, B. D., Sporer, B. C., & Martin, D. T. (2020). “To Tech or Not to Tech?” A Critical Decision-Making Framework for Implementing Technology in Sport. Journal of Athletic Training, 55(9), 902-910. 

Place your order
(550 words)

Approximate price: $22

Calculate the price of your order

550 words
We'll send you the first draft for approval by September 11, 2018 at 10:52 AM
Total price:
$26
The price is based on these factors:
Academic level
Number of pages
Urgency
Basic features
  • Free title page and bibliography
  • Unlimited revisions
  • Plagiarism-free guarantee
  • Money-back guarantee
  • 24/7 support
On-demand options
  • Writer’s samples
  • Part-by-part delivery
  • Overnight delivery
  • Copies of used sources
  • Expert Proofreading
Paper format
  • 275 words per page
  • 12 pt Arial/Times New Roman
  • Double line spacing
  • Any citation style (APA, MLA, Chicago/Turabian, Harvard)

Our guarantees

Delivering a high-quality product at a reasonable price is not enough anymore.
That’s why we have developed 5 beneficial guarantees that will make your experience with our service enjoyable, easy, and safe.

Money-back guarantee

You have to be 100% sure of the quality of your product to give a money-back guarantee. This describes us perfectly. Make sure that this guarantee is totally transparent.

Read more

Zero-plagiarism guarantee

Each paper is composed from scratch, according to your instructions. It is then checked by our plagiarism-detection software. There is no gap where plagiarism could squeeze in.

Read more

Free-revision policy

Thanks to our free revisions, there is no way for you to be unsatisfied. We will work on your paper until you are completely happy with the result.

Read more

Privacy policy

Your email is safe, as we store it according to international data protection rules. Your bank details are secure, as we use only reliable payment systems.

Read more

Fair-cooperation guarantee

By sending us your money, you buy the service we provide. Check out our terms and conditions if you prefer business talks to be laid out in official language.

Read more