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Self-Talk Group

The focus of the Laboratory for Self-talk (Self-talk LAB) group is the study of the antecedents, processes and mechanisms that underpin self-talk in sport, physical education and health settings by using experimental and cross-sectional designs in the laboratory and field.

 Staff:
 
antonis2  Antonis HATZIGEORGIADIS, Associate Professor

theodorakisphoto      Yiannis THEODORAKIS, Professor
 
            zourbanosphoto               Nikos ZOURBANOS, Assistant Professor
 
           galanis     Evaggelos GALANIS, PhD Student / Lab Staff
 
Selected publications:

Zourbanos, N., Tzioumakis, Y., Araújo, D., Kalaroglou, S., Hatzigeorgiadis, A., Papaionnou, A., & Theodorakis, Y. (2015). The Intricacies of verbalizations, gestures, and game outcome using sequential analysis. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 18, 32-41

Hatzigeorgiadis, A., Zourbanos, N., Latinjak, A., & Theodorakis, Y. (2014). Self-talk. In A. Papaioannou & D. Hackfort: Routledge Companion to Sport and Exercise Psychology. Global Perspectives and Fundamental Concepts, (pp. 372-385). London. Taylor & Francis.

Zourbanos, N., Hatzigeorgiadis, A., Bardas, D., Theodorakis, Y. (2013). The effects of self-talk on dominant and non-dominant arm performance on a handball task in primary physical education students. The Sport Psychologist, 27, 171-176

Theodorakis, Y., Hatzigeorgiadis, A., & Zourbanos, N. (2012). Cognitions: Self-talk and Performance. In S. Murphy: Oxford Handbook of Sport and Performance Psychology. Part Two: Individual Psychological Processes in Performance, (pp. 191-212). New York. Oxford University Press.

Zourbanos, N.,  Hatzigeorgiadis, A., Goudas, M., Papaioannou, A., Chroni, S., & Theodorakis, Y. (2011). The social side of self-talk: Relationships between perceptions of support received from the coach and athletes’ self-talk. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 12, 407-414

Hatzigeorgiadis, A., Zourbanos, N., Galanis, E., & Theodorakis, Y. (2011). The effects of self-talk on performance in sport: A meta-analysis.Perspectives οn Psychological Science, 6(4), 348-356

Zourbanos,  N., Hatzigeorgiadis, A., Tsiakaras, N., Chroni, S., & Theodorakis, Y. (2010). A multi-method examination of the relationship between coaching behavior and athletes’ inherent self-talk. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 32, 764-785. 

Zourbanos, N., Hatzigeorgiadis, A., Chroni, S., Theodorakis, Y., & Papaioannou, A. (2009). Automatic Self-Talk Questionnaire for Sports (ASTQS): Development and preliminary validation of a measure identifying the structure of athletes’ self-talk. The Sport Psychologist, 23, 233-251
 
Hatzigeorgiadis, A., Zourbanos N., Mpoumpaki, S., & Theodorakis, Y. (2009). Mechanisms underlying the self-talk – performance relationship: The effects of self-talk on self-confidence and anxiety. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 10, 186-192.

Hatzigeorgiadis, A., Zourbanos N., Goltsios, C., & Theodorakis, Y. (2008). Exploring the functions of self-talk: The effects of motivational self-talk on self-efficacy and performance in young tennis players. The Sport Psychologist, 22, 458-471.

Hatzigeorgiadis, A., Zourbanos N., Goltsios, C., & Theodorakis, Y. (2008). Exploring the functions of self-talk: The effects of motivational self-talk on self-efficacy and performance in young tennis players. The Sport Psychologist, 22, 458-471 

Stamou, Ε., Theodorakis, Υ., Kokaridas, D., Perkos, S., & Kesanopoulou, M. (2007). The effect of self-talk on the penalty execution in Goalbal. British Journal of Visual Impairment,
25, 23-248

Hatzigeorgiadis, A., Zourbanos, N., & Theodorakis, Y. (2007). The moderating efects of self-talk content on self-talk functions. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 19, 240-251.

Zourbanos, N., Theodorakis, Y., & Hatzigeorgiadis, A. (2006). Coaches’ behavior, social support, and athletes’ self-talk. Helenic Journal of Psychology, 3, 17-13. 49) 

Balon, F., Papaioanou, A., Theodorakis, Y., & Van den Auwele, Y. (2004). Combined efect of goal seting and self-talk in performance of a socer-shoting task. Perceptual and
Motor Skils, 98, 89-9.

Hatzigeorgiadis, A., Theodorakis, Y., & Zourbanos, N. (2004). Self-talk in the swimming pol: The efects of self-talk on thought content and performance on water-polo tasks.
Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 16, 138-150

Perkos, S., Theodorakis, Y., & Chroni, S. (2002). Enhancing Performance and Skil acquisition in Novice Basketbal Players with Instructional Self-Talk. The Sport
Psychologist, 16, 368-383.

Theodorakis, Y., Croni, A. Laparidis, C., Bebetsos, E. Douma, E (2001). Self-talk in a basketball shoting task. Perceptual and Motor Skils, 92, 309-315. 

Theodorakis, Y., Weinberg, R., Natsis, P., Douma, E., & Kazakas, P. (2000). The effects of motivational versus instructional self-talk on improving motor performance. The Sport
Psychologist, 14, 253-272.

Theodorakis, Y., Beneca, A., Goudas, M., Antoniou, P., & Maliou, P. (1998). The effect of self-talk on injury rehabiltation. European Yearbok of Sport Psychology, 2, 124-135.