The effect of mental imagery on skill performance in sport: A systematic review

      Introduction: The literature has shown that mental imagery has a beneficial effect on a range of performance outcomes in sport, from increased strength to improved serving accuracy in tennis. Despite imagery being identified as one of the most used psychological skills training (PST) techniques, a detailed examination of mental imagery and how it effects skill performance in sport is lacking. The aim of the present systematic review was to investigate moderator variables that could mediate the imagery-performance relationship such as intervention duration, skill type, delivery format and skill level.
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