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ERIC Number: ED098148
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Effects of Posthypnotic Suggestions on the Overhand Volleyball Serve.
Buckner, Rose; Wynn, Mary Jo
This study determines effects of posthypnotic suggestions in dealing with attitudinal impediments of students performing the overhand volleyball serve. Subjects were 54 male and female college students enrolled in beginning volleyball. Subjects were assigned either to a control or to an experimental group. After four class sessions, a 10-trial pretest on the overhand volleyball serve was administered to both groups. Points were awarded according to distance from the net, with a back court serve receving the highest point value. The test was repeated after nine additional class periods. Prior to this repeated test, the experimental group had been hypnotized three times. During the repeated test session, these subjects were hypnotized for the fourth time. In this state the subjects were given the suggestion that their performance ability would be increased and that they would perform with confidence and ease when they served the volleyball. The subjects were then aroused and instructed to serve 10 volleyballs. The control subjects were also instructed to serve 10 volleyballs. After nine ensuing class sessions, a posttest was performed by both groups. Results indicate that hypnotic suggestions enabled these students to overcome their mental impediments in learning the overhand volleyball serve and that it is possible for verbalizations of the hypnotic type to accelerate skill development under such conditions as described in this study. (A 15-item bibliography is included.) (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (Anaheim, California, March 1974)