Achievement goals and self-regulation in the sport contextVan Yperen, N. W., 1-May-2020, Social Psychology: Handbook of Basic Principles. 3 ed. New York: Guilford Press
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In this chapter, I focus and elaborate on 10 basic social psychological principles of high performance and effective self-regulation that are central in sport and other performance contexts. By following these principles, coaches and their athletes likely increase athletes’ chances to develop a successful sports career. These 10 principles are:1.Enhance performance and self-regulation through goal setting.2.Structure the multifaceted nature of achievement goal pursuit into a hierarchical goal system.3.Differentiate achievement goals on the basis of evaluative standard and valence.4.Set approach goals rather than avoidance goals.5.Develop interventions that focus on self-based and task-based approach goals.6.Delineate athletes’ idiosyncratic developmental trajectories to better understand the process of goal attainment and self-regulation.7.Work on strengths and weaknesses simultaneously.8.Distinguish between high pressure situations and athletes’ psychological reactions to pressure.9.Accept fluctuating internal states and focus on goal-relevant cues and contingencies.10.Control the controllables.Reference:Van Yperen, N.W. (in press, 2019). Achievement goals and self-regulation in the sport context. In: P.A.M. Van Lange, E.T. Higgins, & A.W. Kruglanski (Eds.). Social Psychology: Handbook of Basic Principles (third edition). New York: The Guilford Press.
|Title of host publication||Social Psychology|
|Subtitle of host publication||Handbook of Basic Principles|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|Publication status||Published - 1-May-2020|
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