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  • 1. Personality Profiling A2 Sports Psychology Revision 2010
  • 2. Todays aims:
    • Hand back personality test paper; it should be marked and graded.
    • Hand in specimen paper 1. We will discuss these papers tomorrow.
    • Revision: Personality Profiling
    • Explain the effects of personality profiling on the adoption of balanced, active and healthy lifestyles. (10)
    • Evaluate critically personality profiling in sport (10)
  • 3. So what do we need to know in order to answer these questions!!??
    • Can I name the different methods of testing personality?
    • Can I describe the different methods of testing personality?
    • Can I evaluate the different methods of testing personality?
    • TASK 1: Draw a spider diagram of the different methods.
  • 4.
    • TASK 2: Describe what each methods involves and how the results may be used.
    • TASK 3: Make a list of how the results from the tests could be used relating to sport.
    • Feedback to group; think about who might be using the questionnaires?
    • TASK 4: Examine each methods; judge whether each method is accurate in testing a performers personality, can the results gained can be used to judge whether a performer is suited to a certain sport? What are the strengths and weaknesses?
    • - Use page 137 and 138 in your text book as a guide.
    • - Discuss with your partner/person next to you
    • Feedback to group
    • TASK 5: Can you suggest other ways of assessing personality. List the advantages and disadvantages of these methods.
  • 5. TASK 2: Describe what each methods involves and how the results may be used.
    • Eysenck’s Personality Questionnaire (Trait theorist!!)
    • Questions allow ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer only.
    • Used factor analysis to identify trends; came up with the two dimensions of personality (introvert/extrovert stable/neurotic)
    • Results used to place subjects along these continuums to assess personality traits.
    • Extroverts = need higher stimulation and arousal so are more suited to team orientated activities with gross motor skills.
    • Introverts = sensitive RAS therefore optimum performance at lower arousal more suited to sport with continuous or precise nature e.g. Running, shooting.
    • More likely to produce elite performer who has stable characteristics rather than neurotic.
  • 6. Eysencks Personality Dimension
  • 7. TASK 2: Describe what each methods involves and how the results may be used.
    • Cattell’s 16 Personality Factor Questionnaire (Trait theorist!!)
    • Argued that personality was more complicated the two or three dimensions.
    • Measured personality using 16 factors. (see questionnaire).
    • Believed personality is made up of some common traits (everyone) and some unique (only some people).
    • Scores used to profile personality but Cattell did accept that a person score may differ each time they did the test depending on situation UNLIKE Eysenck.
  • 8.
    • TASK 2: Describe what each methods involves and how the results may be used.
    • TASK 3: Make a list of how the results from the tests could be used relating to sport.
    • Feedback to group; think about who might be using the questionnaires?
    • TASK 4: Examine each methods; judge whether each method is accurate in testing a performers personality, can the results gained can be used to judge whether a performer is suited to a certain sport? What are the strengths and weaknesses?
    • - Use page 137 and 138 in your text book as a guide.
    • - Discuss with your partner/person next to you
    • Feedback to group
    • TASK 5: Can you suggest other ways of assessing personality. List the advantages and disadvantages of these methods.
  • 9. Can mood affect performance?
    • If so, what does this mean for the impact that personality profiling can have on the adoption of HAL and performance?
    • Lets say the personality traits are enduring and stable and can be measured accurately. These results are used to determine whether performers are suited to certain sports or how they will behave.
    • WHAT HAPPENS TO PERFORMANCE IF YOU ARRIVE TO TRIANING IN A BAD MOOD OR HAVE NEGATIVE MOOD PROFILE?
  • 10. Morgan (1975)
    • Carried out research that compared successful and unsuccessful athletes.
    • Mood states are temporary opposed to personality traits which are seen as relatively stable.
    • Successful athletes displaying a generally more positive mood profile than unsuccessful athletes.
    • It is inconclusive whether a positive mood state is a result of success or helps to create the success.
    • TASK 6 : Copy out The Iceberg Profile on page 138 including explanation below.
  • 11. Homework due in Monday 26 th
    • Answer the two ten mark questions.
    • Explain the effects of personality profiling on the adoption of balanced, active and healthy lifestyles. (10)
    • Evaluate critically personality profiling in sport (10)
    • WE HAVE 5 LESSONS LEFT BEFORE YOU GO ON STUDY LEAVE. YOU SHOULD BE REVISING AND MAKING SURE YOU HAVE THE INFORMATION AND NOTES YOU NEED TO DO SO.

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