discuss whether this practice of visualizing successful completion of physical activities is “pop psychology” and mysticism or whether the practice has research-supported underpinnings.

Details:

Much attention was given to mental imagery in athletics (particularly tennis) in the 1960s and 1970s under the heading of visualization as a way to improve personal performance. The idea was to practice specific physical actions and to visualize them being successfully completed without actually doing them.

General Requirements:

Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment:

  • This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.
  • Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

Directions:

Write a position paper (1,000-1,250 words) in which you discuss whether this practice of visualizing successful completion of physical activities is “pop psychology” and mysticism or whether the practice has research-supported underpinnings.

Using current research, make recommendations for improving the technique, or argue that it now is obsolete.

Answer

View the following segments from the “Classic Studies in Psychology” video:

  • 16. Stanford Prison Experiment
  • 17. Rebellion
  • 18. The Results

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper discussing the impact of Dr. Zimbardo’s study on social psychology.

Include the following in your paper:

  • The value of the study in relation to social psychology
  • The relevance of the study in relation to contemporary world issues
  • The value of the study in relation to humanity as a whole
  • The problems and ethical concerns the study created
  • Current safeguards in place to reduce the likelihood of ethical concerns arising in research studies

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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