Mood profiling in sports psychology

Terry, Peter C. (2010) Mood profiling in sports psychology. In: 27th International Congress of Applied Psychology, 11-16 July 2010, Melbourne, Australia.

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Getting in the right mood for athletic competition is seen by many athletes and coaches as an important part of the process of mental preparation, and the success or failure to do so is often presented by athletes as an attribution to explain performance outcomes. This workshop will address the what, why and how of mood assessment and mood regulation for athletes, especially those preparing for
international competition. The assessment of pre-competition mood, referred to as mood profiling, has a long history in the world of sport psychology. Mood profiling can assist processes such as acclimatisation, determining optimal training load, tapering, monitoring injured athletes, problem identification and also act as a
catalyst for discussion. The mood regulation process involves assessment and interpretation of mood responses, followed by prescription of evidence-based interventions that, ideally, have been pre-learnt and practised. In particular, this workshop will explain how to administer, score, and interpret the Brunel Mood Scale (BRUMS:
Terry, Lane, Lane, & Keohane, 1999; Terry, Lane, & Fogarty, 2003), a 24-item measure that assesses six dimensions of mood – anger, confusion, depression, fatigue, tension, vigour – that have been shown to be predictive of sport performance (Beedie, Terry, & Lane, 2000). The workshop will include examples of mood
regulation strategies that have been shown to be effective among athletes (Terry, Dinsdale, Karageorghis, & Lane, 2006), many of which are very easy to implement. Workshop participants will be provided with a BRUMS User Guide.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Other)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Workshop presentation - only abstracts published in conference proceedings, as supplied here.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Psychology (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Psychology (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2010 02:12
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2014 01:00
Uncontrolled Keywords: sports psychology; mood profiling; mood
Fields of Research (2008): 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170114 Sport and Exercise Psychology
Fields of Research (2020): 52 PSYCHOLOGY > 5201 Applied and developmental psychology > 520107 Sport and exercise psychology
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences

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