The purpose of this assignment is for you to become more familiar with the current empirical literature in applied sport psychology related to a course topic of your choice. Search the Argosy University’s online library databases, such as PsychINFO (EBSCO), and select an empirically based journal article on the topic of peak performance or psychological skills training programs.
Note: Since literature reviews, theoretical discussions, or position papers are not research investigations on the topic, they are not appropriate for this assignment. An appropriate journal article is one that is a research study in the area of peak performance or psychological skills training programs. Therefore prior to completing the assignment, you are encouraged to submit the reference of the journal article you have selected for your facilitator’s approval. You can submit the reference via e-mail or you can attempt to have a live meeting (via phone or chat) with your facilitator. However, please make prior arrangements with your facilitator for all live meetings.
Review the journal article, particularly the purpose, methods, results, and discussion sections of the journal article. Provide a 1–3 page summary of your review, addressing the following questions:
- In your opinion, what are the psychological characteristics and psychological skills found to be generally associated with peak performance in athletes? How well are these characteristics and skills addressed in the journal article you reviewed?
- Describe the method and procedures used for investigating peak performance or the psychological skills training program mentioned in the journal article. How effective is this method in understanding the psychology of performance? Support your opinion with references and examples from the journal article.
- Do you agree with the results expounded in the article? Why or why not?
Follow APA guidelines for writing and citing sources. Present the review in Microsoft Word document format. Name the file M1_A3_LastName_JournalArticleReview.doc. Submit it to the M1: Assignment 3 Dropbox by Day 5.