Awareness and motivation to change negative self-talk.

  title={Awareness and motivation to change negative self-talk.},
  author={James Hardy and Ross Roberts and Lew Hardy},
  journal={Sport Psychologist},
This study examined the effectiveness of a logbook and paperclip technique on awareness of the use and content of negative self-talk as well as the motivation to change negative self-talk. Participants (n = 73) completed a questionnaire measuring these variables, and were assigned to either a control, paperclip or logbook group. Participants performed three typical training sessions over a three-week period. The logbook group completed a self-talk logbook after each session whereas the… 

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