Mapping the Runner’s Mind: A New Methodology for Real-Time Tracking of Cognitions

Quintana, Miguel and Rivera Rodríguez, Oswaldo and Vega Marcos, Ricardo de la and Ruiz Barquín, Roberto (2012). Mapping the Runner’s Mind: A New Methodology for Real-Time Tracking of Cognitions. "Psychology", v. 3 (n. 8); pp. 590-594. ISSN 2152-7180. https://doi.org/10.4236/psych.2012.38088.

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Title: Mapping the Runner’s Mind: A New Methodology for Real-Time Tracking of Cognitions
Author/s:
  • Quintana, Miguel
  • Rivera Rodríguez, Oswaldo
  • Vega Marcos, Ricardo de la
  • Ruiz Barquín, Roberto
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Psychology
Date: 2012
ISSN: 2152-7180
Volume: 3
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Cognitions; Long Distance Running; Technology; Perceived Exertion; Exercise Workload
Faculty: Facultad de Ciencias de la Actividad Física y del Deporte (INEF) (UPM)
Department: Deportes
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Recording cognitions in real-time while running has been identified as one of the major limitations in the field of sport psychology. In this study, a new methodology was developed to overcome this limitation. For this purpose, 17 competitive long distance runners participated voluntarily. The experimental session consisted in identifying and storing cognitions (thoughts, emotions, sensations and mental images) while performing a 30 minutes treadmill run. In addition, participants were asked to register which of these cognitions were perceived as unpleasant. The mapping task showed a total of 1154 cognitions recorded, mostly thoughts. In general, during the session, cognitions perceived as unpleasant represented 13.43% of the total recorded. These cognitions were mainly directed to physical sensations that resulted from stimulations derived from the physical effort of running. Consequently, it is possible to claim an interaction relationship between sensations and exercise workload. The results attempt to demonstrate that the study of cognitions in real-time is deemed suitable during running.

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Item ID: 46830
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/46830/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:46830
DOI: 10.4236/psych.2012.38088
Official URL: http://www.scirp.org/Journal/PaperInformation.aspx?PaperID=21837
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 17 Oct 2017 12:44
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2017 12:44
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