Accession Number:

AD0640878

Title:

COMPARISON OF MENTAL PRACTICE AND PHYSICAL PRACTICE IN THE LEARNING OF PHYSICAL SKILLS.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV UNIVERSITY PARK

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1952-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this study was to determine whether students can learn a physical skill simply by watching a motion picture and by mentally going through the motions of the skill as they see it demonstrated on the screen. Mental and physical practice to net a basketball were compared to answer this question. Results showed that 1 mental practice was found to be effective in teaching a skill. 2 Twenty periods of mental practice was comparable to fourteen periods of physical practice. 3 A combination of mental practice and physical practice would be most effective in teaching a skill.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE