Katie  O'Connor

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Katie O'Connor
Former Honors Student


Katie's project examined the effects of relevant and irrelevant affirmations on self-handicapping behaviors in golfers. Self-handicapping is when an individual creates or claims obstacles to success. Her research looked closely at what, specifically, individuals focus on when engaging in relevant affirmation. Further, it examined the consequences of these affirmations, in terms of whether they increased or decreased the amount of practice time golfers utilized before being tested on their putting skills.