Sports Motivation

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How reinforcement does and should play a role in performance of an Athlete?

By Group No 4

Sec. B

Unmesh Kulkarni

Dhiraj Doley

Garvit Agarwal

Gyan Prakash

Gaurav Gupta

Rohan Kulkarni


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12345678 | Brief IntroductionLearning MotivationReinforcement and PunishmentSocial Recognition and AttentionTypes of Reinforcement and PunishmentSchedules of Reinforcement Behavioural Modification case |

Brief Introduction

Football or soccer, is a sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball. At the turn of the 21st century the game was played by over 250 million players in over 200 countries, making it the world's most popular sport.

The game is played on a rectangular field of grass or green artificial turf, with a goal in the middle of each of the short ends. The object of the game is to score by driving the ball into the opposing goal. In general play, the goalkeepers are the only players allowed to touch the ball with their hands or arms, while the field players typically use their feet to kick the ball into position, occasionally using their torso or head to intercept a ball in midair. The team that scores the most goals by the end of the match wins. If the score is tied at the end of the game, either a draw is declared or the game goes into extra time and/or a penalty shootout, depending on the format of the competition.

Learning and Motivation

The motivation for participating in sport and striving for improvement is likely to vary considerably from person to person i.e. it is relative. Most people have multiple motives rather than single reasons. A football player might be attending individual coaching sessions to improve his performance in order to demonstrate competence, repay the support of his parents and earn more money. Sometimes these multiple motives reinforce each other i.e. they can be good, but at other times they can be bad.

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