Journal of Sport Behavior

This journal focuses on the sociological, psychological and anthropological and their applications to the science of sport.

Articles from Vol. 27, No. 4, December

A Comparison of Modeling and Imagery on the Performance of a Motor Skill
Modeling or observational learning has been characterized as one of the most important methods by which people learn a variety of skills and behaviors (Bandura, 1986). Modeling has been defined as a cognitive process in which the learner attempts to...
Affect Responses to Acute Bouts of Aerobic Exercise: A Test of Opponent-Process Theory
Research by Thayer, Newman, and McClain (1994) suggests that acute exercise is a highly effective mood-regulating strategy when compared to other common strategies such as passive stimulation (e.g., drinking coffee), and reductions in activity (e.g.,...
An Examination of the Maintenance of Preshot Routines in Basketball Free Throw Shooting
Preperformance routines have been found to help focus attention, reduce anxiety, eliminate distractions, enhance confidence, and be extremely helpful to mental preparation for an upcoming performance (Lidor & Singer, 2000; Weinberg & Gould,...
Cultural Influence on Youth's Motivation of Participation in Physical Activity
Exploring the relative influences of nature and nurture on human motor development is an important topic (Barrett & Bailey, 1988; Thomas & French, 1985). In terms of environmental influences, Yan and Thomas (1995) identified several culture-related...
The Development of Movement Imagery Vividness through a Structured Intervention in Softball
While the generally positive role of imagery in improving sport performance is well recognized by the scientific community (Driskell, Copper, & Moran, 1994; Feltz & Landers, 1983), the reported benefits from imagery training programs vary....
Using Sex and Gender Role Orientation to Predict Level of Sport Fandom
Although sport fandom and spectating are often viewed as male dominated activities, recent data indicate that the number of women interested in the pastime may be on the rise (Wann, Melnick, Russell, & Pease, 2001). In fact, females now comprise...