Master of Arts (Hons.)
Faculty of Education
Sheedy, Jim, Mental rehearsal and skill acquisition in sports, Master of Arts (Hons.) thesis, Faculty of Education, University of Wollongong, 1986. http://ro.uow.edu.au/theses/2251
Mental rehearsal is thought to have positive effects upon the learning and retention of gross motor skills such as those demanded in many sports. A field study using 30 participants from the sport of lawn bowls failed to demonstrate a statistically significant benefit from the use of mental rehearsal in the performance of their skill. As minimal instruction, training and control accompanied the field experiment a more stringently run study was conducted to establish the extent to which mental rehearsal may effect the acquisition of motor skills.