Psych of Sport Ch. 10

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Sullivan devised seven communication exercises to promote more effective communication. Athletes said they would try to practice the following communication skills:

A and B -not interrupt others when they are speaking -confront issues right away

Which of the following is (are) a guideline for sending effective messages?

B and C -messages should separate fact from fiction -verbal and nonverbal messages should be congruent

Proxemics is the study of how we communicate

by the way we use space

Intrapersonal communication is communication with

yourself

Which of the following would you NOT suggest for communicating with empathy?

make sure the other person understands your point of view

Which of the following is (are) a main reason that communication is often problematic?

A and C -individuals perceive faulty communication to be someone else’s problem -individuals prefer two-way communication

Which of the following is NOT one of the 10 commandments of communication?

thou shalt be offensive

Which of the following actions can improve coach-athlete communication?

B and C -convey rationales as to why you expect certain behaviors -provide a supportive and empathic environment

Which of the following is NOT a purpose of communication?

retrospection

Which of the following is NOT a barrier to effective communication?

using active listening skills

In the study about watching tennis players in between points, what percentage of the time did subjects pick the winner of the match?

75%

Which of the following is (are) a way to improve our active listening skills?

All of the above -mentally prepare to listen -use supportive behaviors as you listen -employ both verbal and nonverbal listening behaviors

Which of the following things should you NOT do during a confrontation?

All of the above -stop communicating -communicate the solution -rely on nonverbal cues to communicate

Which of the following is (are) NOT a principle of communication when setting up team meetings?

what is discussed in the meeting is open to others outside the meeting

Which of the following is NOT an element of communication?

paraphrasing the message

Which of the following would you NOT suggest for communicating with consistency?

show more compassion in competition than in practices

Breakdowns in communication can occur because

All of the above -the receiver fails to listen -the receiver misinterprets the message -the messages are inconsistent

Which of the following general guidelines is (are) helpful to follow when facing confrontations?

A and B -understand -be tentative

When there is a communication breakdown, most people believe that the problem resides with

the other person

The "sandwich approach" consists of which of the following elements?

A and B -a positive statement -future-oriented instructions

Supportive language has which of the following characteristics?

descriptive

Which of the following is NOT a type of communication?

introspective communication

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