Effects of mental practice on performance are moderated by cognitive anxiety as measured by the Sport Competition Anxiety Test.

@article{Halvari1996EffectsOM,
  title={Effects of mental practice on performance are moderated by cognitive anxiety as measured by the Sport Competition Anxiety Test.},
  author={Hallgeir Halvari},
  journal={Perceptual and motor skills},
  year={1996},
  volume={83 3 Pt 2},
  pages={1375-83}
}
45 subjects were assessed for cognitive anxiety on the Sport Competition Anxiety Test. Two months later they observed a person performing a new motor task which required high cognitive processing to be performed well. After this observation, 22 subjects were randomly assigned to a Mental Practice and 23 to a Control group. The former performed a cognitive rehearsal of the task, whereas the latter did not. None practiced the task physically before being tested. Analysis of variance showed that… CONTINUE READING