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dc.contributor.authorWallacep, Phillip Julian
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-07T15:32:26Z
dc.date.available2015-12-07T15:32:26Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/7700
dc.description.abstractThe role of psychological strategies on endurance performance and cognitive function in the heat is unclear. This thesis tested the effects of a two-week motivational self-talk (MST) intervention - specific to heat stress - on endurance capacity and cognitive function in the heat (35°C 50% RH). The study utilized a pre-test / post-test design testing endurance capacity using a time to exhaustion test (TTE) after exercise-induced hyperthermia. Cognitive function (e.g executive function) was tested at baseline in thermoneutral (22°C 30% RH), before (R1) and after the TTE (R2). MST led to a significant improvement (~30%) in TTE and significantly faster completion time with fewer errors made on executive function tasks at baseline and R2, but not in R1, while there were no differences in the control group. Overall, these results indicate that using a top-down regulation strategy consisting of self-contextualized MST can improve physical and cognitive performance in the heat.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherBrock Universityen_US
dc.subjectMotivational Self Talken_US
dc.subjectEndurance Performanceen_US
dc.subjectExecutive Functionen_US
dc.subjectExercise Induced Hyperthermiaen_US
dc.subjectMental Skills Trainingen_US
dc.titleThe Beneficial Effects of Motivational Self-Talk on Endurance Performance and Cognitive Function in the Heaten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.degree.nameM.Sc. Applied Health Sciencesen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.departmentApplied Health Sciences Programen_US
dc.degree.disciplineFaculty of Applied Health Sciencesen_US


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