For the midterm, each question you answer should include the following elements: • Question is addressed directly, fully, and accurately. • Response should be three paragraphs and utilize a minimum of three references including the text, articles, or websites. • Answer applies course concepts. • Conclusions and claims are justified. • Answer includes appropriate citations, grammar, and organization. The midterm exam will be graded using the below rubric. Citations should be used when appropriate. You must complete five questions. Each question is worth a total of 30 points (e.g., if you receive 80% on the rubric, that question is awarded 24 points). What to Submit This assignment must follow these formatting guidelines: double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, 1-inch margins, and APA citations./nSouthern New Hampshire University PSY 226: Sports Psychology Midterm Examination Instructions Choose five questions and provide comprehensive answers to each question. Answer the question in three paragraphs and utilize a minimum of three ref- erences including the text, articles, and/or websites. Citations should be used when appropriate. 1. Now that you have examined various ways that sport psychologists measure personality, which inventory would you recommend for use? Why? 2. Do you think multicultural training can help members of diverse teams be more accepting of one another? In your opinion, what must be done to accomplish this goal? 3. Is psychological momentum fact or fiction? How do you feel about the projected performance model of psychological momentum? 4. Do you think the effects of Title IX on sport have completely eliminated the disparity in self-confidence sometimes exhibited by men and women? Explain and defend your answer. 5. What do you think is the most desirable motivational climate for devel- oping self-confidence and motivation in children and young athletes? Explain why you think this is so. Provide a detailed description of your ideal motivational climate. 6. Can an athlete cut out distracting scenarios while at the same time maintaining a broad external focus of attention? If so, give examples in sport where this occurs. 7. What does it mean when a sports announcer says that an athlete is in the "zone"? Do you think this term represents an oversimplification of a complex interaction between mind and body? What is an athlete's mind doing when the athlete is in the "zone"? 8. Discuss the stress process and give examples of each stage of the process. What is the importance of appraisal and coping in the model? What is meant by a balance between the stressful nature of a competi- tive situation and the athlete's perceived ability to cope with the situa- tion? 9. How does "self-talk" differ from the "trash talk" used by many athletes today? 10. Do you think self-talk can really increase self-confidence and perfor- mance? Explain and defend your answer.

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