|Title||Head Games: The Use of Mental Rehearsal to Improve Performance|
|Publication Type||Web Article|
|Publisher||Wright State University|
|Keywords||behavior rehearsal, mental rehearsal, Visualization|
"In a Nutshell
Mental rehearsal of performances is an excellent way to support skill development. LeaderLetter subscribers have told me that they've found mental rehearsal useful for job interviews, presentations, cheerleading performances, athletic performances, sales calls and teaching. There are numerous opportunities to use mental rehearsal to master managerial behaviors too.
Is Imagined Practice More Helpful Than Actual Practice?
How should we prepare for difficult performances in athletics, the workplace, or other situations? Research has found that a combination of "imagined practice" and actual practice often results in better performances than those achieved with preparation that relies solely on actual practice. In addition to athletics, studies have shown that imagined practice improves performance in diverse contexts that include communication, education and clinical and counseling psychology.1"
|Citation Key||ctkeyWright State University|