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Sport Skill Training

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Readers of a large volume concerned with behavior modification and cognitive therapy may find sport skill training a curious entry. To clarify, sport skill training (SST) is defined as the application of behavioral training principles to skill acquisition in sports settings. Behavioral training principles include the use of state-of-the-art teaching techniques, including, but not limited to, modeling, role play, feedback, and generalization planning. Although behavioral techniques have been used for the sole purpose of improving athletic skills, this entry will focus on sport-related efforts to facilitate the performance of behaviors providing increased social acceptance.

Interventions that promote social acceptance through skill acquisition can be divided into athletic and interpersonal approaches. Athletic skill-based programs promote social acceptance by enhancing ...

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