What is axiology?
Axiology is the systematic study of value. Axiology is the science of how the brain works, how we think together with our emotional feelings, in order to process direct factual experience into meaningful experience (Mefford, 2008). When we relate axiology to sports and our specific sport, we learn the value we have for our sport and for ourselves as players. Dr. Dave and Vera Mefford have used their knowledge of axiology to develop the sports specific axiology profiles for coaches and athletes to determine the extent that they have developed their sports potential.
For more information about axiology click on the links below:
The Value Source Group
Isn’t this what coaches and Sports Psychologists do?
Coaches and Sports Psychologists help develop physical and mental skills for improving sports performance as do Axiologists, but their methods of gaining information differ. In addition to behavioral observation and self-report, Axiologists are able to capture a picture of thinking and emotions similar to the way an MRI can capture a picture of a bone or a structure that is hidden behind the skin. Once Axiologists know the underlying thinking and emotional patterns they can make recommendations for strengthening the structure. Coaches, trainers, Sports Psychologists and Sports Axiologists can work together to help develop mental strength. We combine our knowledge and experience in all of these fields to provide the most user-friendly and advanced mental training program that we have ever found.
What do the Axiology reports say?
The axiology reports provide a picture of the athlete's thinking and emotions. A careful reading of patterns will give ideas about what exercises can be used to develop player potential. The report can be completed at different times to show how you are improving. We use the axiology report, in addition to the DISC behavioral style report (not available on-line) to direct you in the most approriate development for your mental game.
What is the “External World” in axiology?
The external world refers to all the aspects of the game of golf including the rules, the history, the equipment, the strategies, the play of the game, the interaction of the players, the wholeness of the game and all the people who are associated with the game.
What is the “Internal World” in axiology?
The Internal World refers to all of the aspects of the player, including goals and future, the role and actual play and the sense of potential and self-esteem of being a player.
What benefit is there from attending a conference call or contacting a Sports Axiologist to help me plan my development?
As professional Axiologists we understand and can interpret the emotional bias and patterns of the axiology value scores. This action based personal debriefing document provides the first level of understanding of the PSP information. Our expertise gives you in-depth understanding of your thinking and emotional characteristics that influence your decision making and engagement in playing your sport. Once we understand how you think and feel about your sport and yourself as a player we can quickly target the most direct route to making changes.
Can I really change my mental game?
Yes - if you are willing to put in the time and effort.
What does the name of your company mean?
Axiology information is represented through the the Systemic, Extrinsic and Intrinsic dimensions of the internal and external worlds. We base our mental game consulting on these Six Dimensions. We use additional assessments and techniques for Mental game development.
What is Behavioral Intelligence?
Behavioral Intelligence was developed by Dr. Carol Gaffney and means “doing the right thing at the right time” through improving self-awareness, other awareness, decision making and performance.
The STARR© process – Stop, Think, Assess, Respond, Review – are the 5 steps for developing Behavioral Intelligence in sport or in other areas in your life.