Master of Science in Kinesiology
Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences
First Committee Member
Gabriel Wulf, Chair
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
Graduate Faculty Representative
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The present study examined the impact that dyad training with an emphasis on attentional focus has on learning in the performance of a golf putt. The participants were randomly divided into four dyad groups: dialogue and observation with external focus, dialogue and observation with internal focus, dialogue and no observation with external focus, and dialogue and no observation with internal focus. Participants were given a set of instructions to verbalize to their partners during practice. These instructions were designed to generate either an internal or an external focus. The results determined that those participants who were instructed to have an external focus performed better than those who did not. The results also showed that the dyad groups who observed their partners had no significant difference from those who did not, indicating that it is the dialogue and instructions given by each partner that has an effect on learning.
Dyad training; External focus; Internal focus; Learning; Motor skills; Observation; Training
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Granados, Carolina, "The Effects of observation, dialogue, and attentional focus in dyadic training protocol" (2010). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 235.
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