The effects of mental practice and physical practice on the scores of intermediate bowlers

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Sharon Tufts (Creator)
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Gail Hennis

Abstract: "Practice, by taking thought, might little by little hammer out divers arts." (5:298) That thought expressed by Virgil so many centuries ago and receiving attention today is exemplified by numerous studies performed by psychologists in the area of motor learning. Since psychology has called Itself a science, much research has been done in the area of psychomotor learning to connect the facts concerning the mind with the facts of bodily movement. In 1916, Washburn (6) advanced such a theory in the book Movement and Mental Imagery in which she states: If, then, one persists in being curious about the "inner aspect" of behavior and in believing that a man's thoughts are as legitimate objects for scientific study as his movements; if on the other hand, one realizes that it is through his movements that man takes his place in the rest of the order of nature, then the proper outcome of this twofold Interest is an attempt to sbow that the whole of the inner life is correlated with and dependent upon bodily movement. (6:xiii)

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Language: English
Date: 1963

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