Behavior Modification in Sport and Physical Education: A Review

  title={Behavior Modification in Sport and Physical Education: A Review},
  author={Janet A. Donahue and Jacqueline H. Gillis and Karen D. King},
  journal={The Journal of Sport Psychology},
This paper reviews published research on behavior modification in sport and physical education. Following an introduction and some general information concerning operant technology, the actual review covers three areas: (a) behavior modification and coaching/teaching behavior, (b) behavior modification in physical education and sport environments, and (c) behavior modification and skill development. The studies reviewed document the significant value of using reinforcement principles to create… 

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