Title

The Effect of Mental Imagery on Basketball Shots

Author(s)

Hugh WillcoxFollow

School Name

Heathwood Hall Episcopal School

Grade Level

9th Grade

Presentation Topic

Psychology

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

The subjects were asked to shoot 10 free throws to establish a base indicator for each subject. The average number of succesful shots made for a base was 4.667 shots. Subjects then either watched a video of a person making four free throws in a row, or a video of a person missing free throws. After watching the video of someone making four free throws in a row, the average number of shots made out of ten was 5.267. After watching the video of someone miss free throws, the average shots made out of ten was 4.267. There were uncontrolled variables such as weather and if the subject was sick that day. The results were too close to definitively conclude a difference in said results. The conclusion of the experiment was that there was not enough significance in the results to say that there was a difference when showing the videos. The point of the experiment was to show evidence that mental imagery worked, but the results showed that there was no significant evidence that it does.

Location

Founders Hall 251 B

Start Date

3-30-2019 11:45 AM

Presentation Format

Oral and Written

Group Project

No

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Mar 30th, 11:45 AM

The Effect of Mental Imagery on Basketball Shots

Founders Hall 251 B

The subjects were asked to shoot 10 free throws to establish a base indicator for each subject. The average number of succesful shots made for a base was 4.667 shots. Subjects then either watched a video of a person making four free throws in a row, or a video of a person missing free throws. After watching the video of someone making four free throws in a row, the average number of shots made out of ten was 5.267. After watching the video of someone miss free throws, the average shots made out of ten was 4.267. There were uncontrolled variables such as weather and if the subject was sick that day. The results were too close to definitively conclude a difference in said results. The conclusion of the experiment was that there was not enough significance in the results to say that there was a difference when showing the videos. The point of the experiment was to show evidence that mental imagery worked, but the results showed that there was no significant evidence that it does.