The impact of computers on physical and psychological health: Strategies for staying in the "zone".

Tindle, Elizabeth (2000) The impact of computers on physical and psychological health: Strategies for staying in the "zone". In Nulty, Duncan (Ed.) FYHE Creating Futures for a New Milennium, QUT.

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At a time when distance learning and flexible delivery of university courses are increasing, spending long hours on computers, working from home or in the laboratory, raises some unique problems for students. The paper presents a theoretical framework for first year students which helps to explain the developmental process that many students find themselves going through during their transitional phase at university. It will introduce the concept taken from sports psychology of "staying in the zone of peak academic performance" in order to accomplish the task of obtaining a degree whilst at the same time ensuring physical and psychological health. Strategies used by therapists to assist students to continue successfully in their course of choice and to achieve desirable outcomes will be discussed.

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ID Code: 50151
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
Additional Information: An earlier version of the paper was presented by the author at the ATEM Australian Tertiary Education Managers, 14th State Conference, 18th-19th November 1999, held at the Grand Chancellor Hotel Brisbane.
Keywords: HERN
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Administrative Services
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Research and Commercialisation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2000 The author.
Deposited On: 07 May 2012 22:51
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2017 20:27

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