As you complete this evaluation, remember that imagery is more than just visualizing something in your mind’s eye. Vivid images may include many senses, such as seeing, hearing, feeling, touching, and smelling. Vivid images also may include feeling emotions or moods.
In this exercise you will read descriptions of general sport situations. You are to imagine the situation and provide as much detail from your imagination as possible to make the image as real as you can. Then you will be asked to rate your imagery in seven areas:
How vividly you saw or visualized the image.
How clearly you heard the sounds.
How vividly you felt your body movements during the activity.
How clearly you were aware of your mood or felt your emotions of the situation.
Whether you could see the image from inside your body.
Whether you could see the image from out-side your body.
How well you could control the image.
After you read each description, think of a specific example of it—the skill, the people involved, the place, the time. Then close your eyes and try to imagine the situation as vividly as you can. There are, of course, no right or wrong images. Use your imagery skills to create the most vivid and clear image that you can. After you have completed imagining each situation, rate your imagery skills using the following scales.
For items a–f:
1 – no image present
2 – not clear or vivid, but a recognizable image
3 – moderately clear and vivid image
4 – clear and vivid image
5 – extremely clear and vivid image
For item g:
1 – no control at all of image
2 – very hard to control
3 – moderate control of image
4 – good control of image
5 – complete control of image
COMPLETE THE SPORT IMAGERY EVALUATION
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