Reading the MAP: A pracademic perspective on the current state of play of the multi-action plan model with regard to transitions between mental states

Bernadette Kellermann, Alan C MacPherson, Dave Collins, Maurizio Bertollo*

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Abstract: The Multi-Action Plan (MAP) presents as an action-focused, sport-specific, mixed methods intervention model. MAP research characterized four Performance Types (PTs). Each PT operates on an affective, cognitive, behavioral, and psychophysiological level—across performance contexts. In this narrative review, we present a synthesis of our current understanding of MAP research,
coupled with offering applied implications and directions for future research. We make the case for investigating the timing of transitions between PTs as our primary area of interest in expanding the MAP framework on a conceptual and applied level. Regarding pre-transition cues, we offer ideas on examining socio-environmental precursors to performance, with the aim of expanding MAP
from a psycho-bio (affective, cognitive, behavioral, and psychophysiological dimensions) to a biopsychosocial concept (affective, cognitive, behavioral, psychophysiological, and socio-environmental dimensions). Regarding post-transition, we propose that investigating short- and long-term effort and reward perception will yield valuable insights into athletes’ rationales behind the selection, operationalization, and experience of specific PTs. Finally, and from a pracademic perspective, we reflect critically on the achievements of MAP research thus far and provide specific directions for future research.
Original languageEnglish
Article number15520
Pages (from-to)1
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Volume19
Issue number23
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Nov 2022

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • peak performance
  • coping
  • self-regulation
  • biopsychosocial
  • flow state
  • clutch

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