Self-Talk and Sports Performance

  title={Self-Talk and Sports Performance},
  author={Antonis Hatzigeorgiadis and Nikos Zourbanos and Evangelos Galanis and Yiannis Theodorakis},
  journal={Perspectives on Psychological Science},
  pages={348 - 356}
Based on the premise that what people think influences their actions, self-talk strategies have been developed to direct and facilitate human performance. In this article, we present a meta-analytic review of the effects of self-talk interventions on task performance in sport and possible factors that may moderate the effectiveness of self-talk. A total of 32 studies yielding 62 effect sizes were included in the final meta-analytic pool. The analysis revealed a positive moderate effect size (ES… 

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