Stress, Mindsets, and Success in Navy SEALs Training (1 CE)
Course By: Tamara Avery, PsyD
Content By: Smith, E. N., Young, M. D., and Crum, A. J. (2020). Stress, mindsets, and success in Navy SEALs special warfare training. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 1-11.
This course is for: Psychologists, Counselors, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
Course Description: Stress is pervasive and affects work performance, cognitive ability, and mental and physical health. Stress and the individual’s concomitant mindset are causal factors that can enhance or undermine functioning and performance during stressful experiences. Differing mindsets can predict success and may be beneficial in environments characterized by extreme physical and mental tension. Military candidates with greater stress-in-enhancing mindsets evidence improved performance on obstacle course times, last longer in training programs, and are rated more positively by peers and instructors.
- Review the literature regarding mindsets that impact an individual’s performance in stressful situations
- Consider the findings in relation to stress-is-enhancing mindsets compared to failure-is-enhancing mindsets
- Understand the statistical findings and areas for further research
- Read and understand Stress, Mindsets, and Success in Navy SEALs Special Warfare Training
- Review the Course Description and Learning Objectives
- Consider whether mindsets are beneficial and/or if mindsets predict success
- Work through the post-test questions; answer selections should be derived from the respective article
- Return to the referenced article for any missed questions and/or to better understand how stress-is-enhancing mindsets predict success