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I'm a Ph.D student in Motor Behavior at the University of Isfahan. My research interests include the OPTIMAL theory and stereotypes.
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The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of different success criteria on motor learning in children. Forty-eight children threw soft-golf balls towards a circular target using their non-dominant arm. On Day 1, they performed six blocks of 12 trials from 5.5 meters. On Day 2, they performed a 12 trial retention test followed by a 12 tri...
Attentional focus research consistently demonstrates a benefit of an external focus relative to an internal focus. However, this dichotomous comparison may oversimplify the variety of attentional focus strategies a learner uses when acquiring a motor skill. Recent research suggests a holistic focus of attention provides a similar benefit over an in...
This study investigated the effect of gender stereotypes on 1) a soccer learning task based on accuracy (i.e., shooting on different sized targets) among young adolescents and 2) the strategy used to score as many points as possible. After performing 10 baseline trials, forty-five young adolescents were randomly divided into three groups: positive...
Expectancies for success and autonomy support have been shown to facilitate motor learning and enhance motor performance. The purpose of the study was to examine whether we replicated (a) enhanced expectancies and autonomy support intervention enhanced motor skill learning in children, and (b) identified the underlying psychological mechanism. Sixt...