Each student will be require-d to submit a three-page review of a peer-reviewed research study relating to a chosen topic: Motivation, Managing arousal and anxiety in sport. Also consider; Imagery/Visualisation, Building self-confidence, Effective goal setting, Focus and concentration, Managing self-talk. Also consider Group/Team cohesion and Enhancing exercise adherence.
Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology. Also consider; Psychology of Sport and Exercise, The Sport Psychologist Sport and Exercise Psychology Review. Or choose International Journal of Sport Psychology, International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology. Also consider Journal of Applie-d Sport Psychology, Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, Journal of Sport Psychology in Action and Case Studies in Sport & Exercise Psychology.
This study must be one that has been publishe-d in an academic, peer-reviewed journal after 2011 (anything before 2011 will NOT be assessed). The research study MUST be an intervention/experimental study. Literature, systematic reviews or meta-analysis are not permitte-d.
The writte-n part of this assignment (pages 2-4) is a maximum of three pages (double-space-d). However, the approximate word limit associate-d with three pages is 850-1000 words. In specifics, Two additional pages will be use-d for the APA student cover page (page 1) and for the reference page at the end (page 5).
In addition, your submission must adhere to the following format:
The cover page (page 1) is formatted as per APA student cover page guidelines. Overall, your subject outline provides a link describing this cover page. Margins set at normal default and the font is 12pt Times new roman or 11pt Arial. Lastly, the reference for the journal article is to be place at the top of the second page (which is the first page of text) and MUST be in APA format.
For the purpose of this document only, please single-space the reference to provide more space for your review. Again, Single space is allowe-d only for reference, everything else must follow APA (double-spaced).
The first part of your review shoul-d be a brief summary of the research study or experiment (i.e. in your own words, explain the purpose of the study/ experiment and describe what was done). The second part should be a description/explanation of the findings. The third part should outline implications for professional practice (this will require some critical thinking on your part).
In the example (below), I have provide-d some guidelines concerning word approximations for each section. Generally, these are only guidelines to help with the organization of the content, however, please remember that three double-space-d pages are expected. (this equates to an approximate word count of 850-1000). A minimum of 850 words is the expectation.
Include headings for the three sections as detaile-d in the example page (next page).