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ERIC Number: ED161850
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Relationship Between Biorhythms and Human Performance.
Donnelly, Joseph E.; And Others
The purpose of this investigation was to determine if relationship existed between biorhythms and human performance. The subjects were volunteers from varsity athletic teams and physical education general program classes. Data from varsity athletes were collected from official results of varsity participation and from laboratory testing with the general program subjects. The laboratory testings utilized were choice hand reaction time and whole body movement and performance time. Biorhythms were calculated with the aid of a computer and compared to the performance scores of each subject. Each cycle was analyzed for differences between the positive versus negative phase and critical versus noncritical periods. Analysis for interacton was completed between three cycles--intellectual, emotional, and physical. It was concluded that until supportive evidence is presented, the biorhythm theory serves no value to coach, instructor, or behavioral scientist in predicting fluctuations in human performance. (Authors/JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Biorhythm Theory