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ERIC Number: EJ1101575
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0897-5264
An Alternative Path for Academic Success: Evaluating the Role of Mental Skills in an English Composition Course
Conway, Brittney; Hammermeister, Jon; Briggs, Lynn; Young, Justin; Flynn, Courtney
Journal of College Student Development, v57 n3 p321-325 Apr 2016
Higher levels of mental skill use and knowledge have been consistently associated with enhanced performances in athletic settings (e.g., Greenleaf, Gould & Dieffenbach, 2001; Hatzigeorgiadis, Zourbanos, Galanis, & Theodorakis, 2011; Weinberg, 2008). More specifically, exceptional athletic performances have been linked to the practice and application of mental skills such as goal-setting, imagery, self-talk, emotion control, activation, relaxation, automaticity, and positive thinking (Thomas, Murphy, & Hardy, 1999). Mental skills have also been shown to enhance psychological resilience, stress hardiness, and performance among members of the U.S. military (Adler et al., 2015).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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