The effects of hypnosis on flow states and three-point shooting performance in basketball players.

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Pates, John, Cummings, Andrew J. and Maynard, Ian 2002. The effects of hypnosis on flow states and three-point shooting performance in basketball players. The sports psychologist.
AuthorsPates, John, Cummings, Andrew J. and Maynard, Ian
Abstract

This study examined the effects of hypnosis on flow states and three-point shooting performance in 5 collegiate basketball players. The investigation uti- lized an ideographic single-subject multiple baselines across subjects design combined with a procedure that monitors the internal experience of the par- ticipants (Wollman, 1986). The method of intervention utilized in this study involved relaxation, imagery, hypnotic induction, hypnotic regression, and trigger control procedures. The results indicated that all five participants in- creased both their mean basketball three-point shooting performance and their mean flow scores from baseline to intervention. There were no overlapping data points between the baseline and intervention for either performance or flow state. Additionally, each participant indicated that they had felt the inter- vention was useful in keeping them confident, relaxed, and calm. These re- sults support the hypothesis that a hypnosis intervention can improve three- point shooting performance in basketball players and increase feelings and cognitions that are associated with flow.

KeywordsHypnosis; Performance
Year2002
JournalThe sports psychologist
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Web address (URL)hdl:10545/232895
Publication dates2002
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ContributorsSheffield Hallam University
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