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Sport Psychology Exam 1 – Fall 2006 Remember that when you download this, it goes to a TEMP file. Be sure to IMMEDIATELY save your test on your own hard drive or M drive. Choose five of these to answer. Support your answers with your texts and examples from class (including any videos or guest speakers). Each is worth 20 points. Each answer should be no more than one page double-spaced. Please work on this test individually. 1. Discuss the neurophysiology of arousal in sport. How do psychologists measure arousal? 2. Jim is wanting to try imagery to prepare for his archery competition which is six months away. What can you explain to him about the basics of imagery and how he might go about doing it? Also, he is asking you for a clear explanation for how imagery works. 3. Susan runs cross-country for Middlebury College. She comes to you because she has read about Psychological Skills Training (PST) programs. Create a PST program for Susan that incorporates research on PST and Anne Lundblad’s advice as an elite runner. 4. Explain the inverted-U theory. Use at least three sport-specific examples to support your answer. Be clear on the variables that influence how/why the curve shifts. 5. Describe the “Wheel of Excellence.” There are seven elements that you need to identify. Give examples from class or from your own sporting experience that helps illustrate these elements. 6. Megan, a 27 year-old skier, attempted to qualify for the 2006 Winter Olympic games in the women’s downhill event. The competition was fierce, the snow conditions were icy, and she had skied poorly in two recent events. In this situation, Megan skied badly and did not qualify. Use the A-B-C-D-E model to suggest what factors influenced her performance. Name each stage of the model and explain what might be influencing the process (relevant to Megan’s specific situation) in each stage. You have to be somewhat creative with this question -- so support your answer. 7. Devise an intervention, using multiple components (at least three), that you would use to help Megan (from the previous question) cope with high pressure situations in the future. Be specific about how the interventions would address Megan’s issues as you described in the ABCDE model.