Can imagery facilitate improvements in anticipation behavior?

Nicholas Smeeton, J.R. Hibbert, K. Stevenson, J. Cumming, A.M. Williams

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Objectives: We examined the effectiveness of interventions involving imagery, video, and outcome feedback in improving anticipation in skilled junior cricket batters. Design/method: Participants (N = 34, Mean age = 14.9 years, SD = 0.75) were allocated to one of three groups matched on imagery ability or a no practice control. The experimental groups received a four-week, film-based training intervention. Results: All experimental groups improved anticipation performance during training. Pre to posttest improvements were greater for the group that received outcome Knowledge of Results (KR) compared to groups that also received a video replay of the bowler's action or imaged the previously seen action. All experimental groups improved visual imagery ability, measured by the VMIQ-2, but only the imagery intervention group improved in the kinesthetic dimension. Conclusion: Our findings show that all three interventions are effective in improving anticipation and benefit imagery ability.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)200-210
Number of pages11
JournalPsychology of Sport and Exercise
Volume14
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2013

Fingerprint

Imagery (Psychotherapy)
Aptitude
Gryllidae
Research Design

Keywords

  • Sport
  • Action observation
  • Expertise
  • Equivalence

Cite this

Smeeton, Nicholas ; Hibbert, J.R. ; Stevenson, K. ; Cumming, J. ; Williams, A.M. / Can imagery facilitate improvements in anticipation behavior?. In: Psychology of Sport and Exercise. 2013 ; Vol. 14, No. 2. pp. 200-210.
@article{ebab0a2331574ba09be6c9132a9c7ebf,
title = "Can imagery facilitate improvements in anticipation behavior?",
abstract = "Objectives: We examined the effectiveness of interventions involving imagery, video, and outcome feedback in improving anticipation in skilled junior cricket batters. Design/method: Participants (N = 34, Mean age = 14.9 years, SD = 0.75) were allocated to one of three groups matched on imagery ability or a no practice control. The experimental groups received a four-week, film-based training intervention. Results: All experimental groups improved anticipation performance during training. Pre to posttest improvements were greater for the group that received outcome Knowledge of Results (KR) compared to groups that also received a video replay of the bowler's action or imaged the previously seen action. All experimental groups improved visual imagery ability, measured by the VMIQ-2, but only the imagery intervention group improved in the kinesthetic dimension. Conclusion: Our findings show that all three interventions are effective in improving anticipation and benefit imagery ability.",
keywords = "Sport, Action observation, Expertise, Equivalence",
author = "Nicholas Smeeton and J.R. Hibbert and K. Stevenson and J. Cumming and A.M. Williams",
year = "2013",
month = "3",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1016/j.psychsport.2012.10.008",
language = "English",
volume = "14",
pages = "200--210",
journal = "Psychology of Sport and Exercise",
issn = "1469-0292",
number = "2",

}

Can imagery facilitate improvements in anticipation behavior? / Smeeton, Nicholas; Hibbert, J.R.; Stevenson, K.; Cumming, J.; Williams, A.M.

In: Psychology of Sport and Exercise, Vol. 14, No. 2, 01.03.2013, p. 200-210.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Can imagery facilitate improvements in anticipation behavior?

AU - Smeeton, Nicholas

AU - Hibbert, J.R.

AU - Stevenson, K.

AU - Cumming, J.

AU - Williams, A.M.

PY - 2013/3/1

Y1 - 2013/3/1

N2 - Objectives: We examined the effectiveness of interventions involving imagery, video, and outcome feedback in improving anticipation in skilled junior cricket batters. Design/method: Participants (N = 34, Mean age = 14.9 years, SD = 0.75) were allocated to one of three groups matched on imagery ability or a no practice control. The experimental groups received a four-week, film-based training intervention. Results: All experimental groups improved anticipation performance during training. Pre to posttest improvements were greater for the group that received outcome Knowledge of Results (KR) compared to groups that also received a video replay of the bowler's action or imaged the previously seen action. All experimental groups improved visual imagery ability, measured by the VMIQ-2, but only the imagery intervention group improved in the kinesthetic dimension. Conclusion: Our findings show that all three interventions are effective in improving anticipation and benefit imagery ability.

AB - Objectives: We examined the effectiveness of interventions involving imagery, video, and outcome feedback in improving anticipation in skilled junior cricket batters. Design/method: Participants (N = 34, Mean age = 14.9 years, SD = 0.75) were allocated to one of three groups matched on imagery ability or a no practice control. The experimental groups received a four-week, film-based training intervention. Results: All experimental groups improved anticipation performance during training. Pre to posttest improvements were greater for the group that received outcome Knowledge of Results (KR) compared to groups that also received a video replay of the bowler's action or imaged the previously seen action. All experimental groups improved visual imagery ability, measured by the VMIQ-2, but only the imagery intervention group improved in the kinesthetic dimension. Conclusion: Our findings show that all three interventions are effective in improving anticipation and benefit imagery ability.

KW - Sport

KW - Action observation

KW - Expertise

KW - Equivalence

U2 - 10.1016/j.psychsport.2012.10.008

DO - 10.1016/j.psychsport.2012.10.008

M3 - Article

VL - 14

SP - 200

EP - 210

JO - Psychology of Sport and Exercise

JF - Psychology of Sport and Exercise

SN - 1469-0292

IS - 2

ER -