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Mental practice for military performance
Swedish National Defence College.
2010 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim was to examine whether the Swedish Armed Forces can use mental training to develop the soldiers and officers in the military profession, a secondary objective was to examine how mental training methods can be integrated into the Swedish Armed Forces' daily activities. The study was carried out in the form of a literature review. The search of literature was done in scientific and military data bases, and retrieval from the Department of Leadership and Management (ILM) in Karlstad. The literature and articles were reviewed which resulted in only 19 out of 64 collected works were judged to have acceptable scientific quality and be of relevance for the topic. The results of the survey show that the use of mental training techniques goal setting, imagery, self-talk and relaxation strategies can produce positive effects for individual development of soldiers and officers. First, by allowing them to improve performance and stress management ability, secondly by creating motivation. An integration of the mental training techniques requires a training of officers carried out by experts and an individual motivation in soldiers.

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2010. , p. 33
Keywords [en]
military, sports psychology, mental training
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Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-836OAI: oai:DiVA.org:fhs-836DiVA, id: diva2:328653
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2010-07-29 Created: 2010-07-05 Last updated: 2010-07-29Bibliographically approved

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