Hiroshi Sekiya

Last Updated :2023/02/02

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Professor
E-mail
hsekiyahiroshima-u.ac.jp
Self-introduction
As a sport psychologist, I conduct studies of motor control and learning and practical studies of mental training. In motor control studies, I investigate the influence of pressure on psychological, physiological and behavioral aspects of human performance. In motor learning studies, I investigate how organization of practice influences efficacy of motor skill learning. In practical studies of mental training, I investigate the influence of cognition such as mindset and the influence of physical states such as posture and movement on motor performance. A variety of research methods such as qualitative research, survey research and experimental research are used in my studies.

Basic Information

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D., Louisiana State University
  • Master of Education, Hiroshima University

Educational Activity

  • [Bachelor Degree Program] School of Integrated Arts and Sciences : Department of Integrated Arts and Sciences : Integrated Arts and Sciences
  • [Master's Program] Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences : Division of Humanities and Social Sciences : Integrated Arts and Human Sciences Program
  • [Doctoral Program] Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences : Division of Humanities and Social Sciences : Integrated Arts and Human Sciences Program

Research Fields

  • Complex systems;Health / Sports science;Sports science

Research Keywords

  • choking under pressure
  • Implicit Learning
  • Contextual Interference effect
  • psychological stress
  • Motor Skill
  • Motor Learning
  • Pressure
  • Mental Training

Affiliated Academic Societies

  • Asian-South Pacific Association of Sport Psychology
  • Asian Council of Exercise and Sports Science
  • North American Society for Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity
  • International Society of Sport Psychology
  • Japanese Socity of Certified Mental Training Consultant in Sport
  • Japanese Society of Sport Psychology

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, SeminarIn Sport and Health Sciences B
  2. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, Introductory Lectures of Human Movement Sciences II
  3. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 4Term, Philosophy and Psychology of Human Movement
  4. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Academic Year, Special Study
  5. 2022, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 1Term, Theories of Behavioral Sciences
  6. 2022, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 3Term, Practicum in SportsA
  7. 2022, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 2Term, Health and Sports Sciences
  8. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 4Term, Sport Psychology
  9. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, Experimental methodsIn Sport and Health Sciences A
  10. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, Laboratory Work in Sport and Health Sciences A

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. Interactive Influence of Task Characteristics and Amount of Practice on the Contextual Interference effect in Motor Learning : A Review, Memoirs of the Faculty of Integrated Arts and Sciences IV, 23, 87-105, 19970401
  2. ★, The contextual interference effect in learning force and timing parameters of the same generalized motor program, Journal of Human Movement Studies, 39, 45-71, 20000401
  3. Do children with developmental disorders have low gross motor abilities? -A comparison with normal children, using motor ability tests for young children, Current Pediatric Research, 13(1&2), 9-12, 20081201
  4. Implicit and explicit learning of tracking patterns, Asian Journal of Exercise and Sports Science, 6(1), 1-5, 20091201
  5. Factor analysis of the mechanisms underlying "choking under pressure" in sports, Asian Journal of Exercise and Sports Science, 7(1), 55-60, 20101201
  6. The relationships between psychological/physiological changes and behavioral/performance changes of a golf putting task under pressure, International Journal of Sport and Health Science, 8, 83-94, 20101201
  7. Effects of explicit and implicit perceptual training on anticipation skills of novice baseball players, Asian Journal of Exercise and Sports Science, 8(1), 1-15, 20110101
  8. Modulation of corticospinal motor tract excitability during finger movement under pressure: A TMS study, International Journal of Sport and Health Science, 10, 34-39, 20120701
  9. Motor learning as a function of KR schedule and characteristics of task-intrinsic feedback, JOURNAL OF MOTOR BEHAVIOR, 33(1), 59-66, 200103
  10. Support for an explanation of the guidance effect in motor skill learning, JOURNAL OF MOTOR BEHAVIOR, 37(3), 231-238, 200505
  11. Contextual interference in implicit and explicit motor learning, PERCEPTUAL AND MOTOR SKILLS, 103(2), 333-343, 200610
  12. Postural Control of Children with Developmental Disorders, JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL THERAPY SCIENCE, 21(1), 7-11, 200902
  13. The Influence of Audience and Monetary Reward on the Putting Kinematics of Expert and Novice Golfers, RESEARCH QUARTERLY FOR EXERCISE AND SPORT, 81(4), 416-424, 201012
  14. Multiple EMG Activity and Intracortical Inhibition and Facilitation During a Fine Finger Movement Under Pressure, JOURNAL OF MOTOR BEHAVIOR, 43(1), 73-81, 2011
  15. The influence of monetary reward and punishment on psychological, physiological, behavioral and performance aspects of a golf putting task, HUMAN MOVEMENT SCIENCE, 30(6), 1115-1128, 201112
  16. Psychological pressure facilitates corticospinal excitability: Motor preparation processes and EMG activity in a choice reaction task, International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 12(4), 287-301, 2014
  17. Effects of Practice and Psychological Pressure on Interpersonal Coordination Failures, PERCEPTUAL AND MOTOR SKILLS, 122(3), 956-970, 201606
  18. Factors related to choking under pressure in sports and the relationships among them, International Journal of Sport and Health Science, 13, 1-16, 2015
  19. Changes of initial posture and anticipatory postural adjustment in self-paced single forward stepping under psychological pressure, International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 20161121
  20. Movement Modifications Related to Psychological Pressure in a Table Tennis Forehand Task, PERCEPTUAL AND MOTOR SKILLS, 126(1), 143-156, 20181103

Publications such as books

  1. 2014, Routledge Companion to Sport and Exercise Psychology: Global Perspectives and Fundamental Concepts, Organization of practice, motor learning, Scholarly Book, Joint work, English, Wright, D.L., Sekiya, H., Rhee, J., 978-1-84872-128-9, 1002, 289-307
  2. 2014, Routledge Companion to Sport and Exercise Psychology: Global perspectives and fundamental concepts, Organization of practice, Routledge, 2014, Scholarly Book, Joint work, English, Wright, D.L., Sekiya, H., & Rhee, J., 978-1-84872-128-9, 1002, 289-307

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. A questionnaire survey of Rio Olympic athletes and research on psychological issues of athletes in Olympic and Paralympic host countries, Sekiya, Hiroshi; Tachiya, Yasuhisa; Tsuchiya, Hironobu, The 8th International Congress of Asian - South Pacific Association of Sport Psychology, 2018/06/30, With Invitation, English, Asian South Pacific Association for Sport Psychology, Daegu, Korea
  2. Somatic psychology: Relationships between emotions, cognition and movement, Sekiya, H., Endo, T., 14th World Congress of Sport Psychology: Glencross Workshop, 2017/07/10, Without Invitation, English, International Society of Sport Psychology, Sevilla, Spain
  3. The mental state of a "loss of spirit" in competition, Raima, C., Sekiya, H., Sasaki, J., 14th European Congress of Sport Psychology, 2015/07/18, Without Invitation, English, European Cngress of Sport Psychology, Bern, Switzerland
  4. Emotion and motion under pressure, Sekiya, H., Symposium I: Mind and Movement, International Society of Sport Psychology 50th Anniversary Seminar, 2015/04/19, With Invitation, English, International Society of Sport Psychology, Rome, Italy
  5. Applicability of the Prospect Theory to Decision Making of a Motor Task, Sekiya, H., Fujimoto, S., Ogawa, A., Sasaki, J., 7th International Congress of Asia South Pacific Association of Sport Psychology, 2014/08/09, Without Invitation, English, Asia South Pacific Association of Sport Psychology, Tokyo, Japan
  6. Psychological pressure in practice and matches among soccer players and coaches, Endo, T., Sekiya, H., Raima, C., 7th International Congress of Asia South Pacific Association of Sport Psychology, 2014/08/09, Without Invitation, English, Asia South Pacific Association of Sport Psychology, Tokyo, Japan
  7. Influence of pressure on initial postural adjustment and APA in an accuracy demanding single-forward-stepping task, Sasaki, J., Sekiya, H., 7th International Congress of Asia South Pacific Association of Sport Psychology, 2014/08/09, Without Invitation, English, Asia South Pacific Association of Sport Psychology, Tokyo, Japan
  8. Qualitative research on a “broken spirit” in competition, Raima, C., Sekiya, H., Sasaki, J., 7th International Congress of Asia South Pacific Association of Sport Psychology, 2014/08/09, Without Invitation, English, Asia South Pacific Association of Sport Psychology, Tokyo, Japan
  9. Why do Interpersonal Coordination Failures Occur? : Quantitative and Qualitative analyses of a choice reaction task, Ogawa, A., Sekiya, H., Endo, T., 7th International Congress of Asia South Pacific Association of Sport Psychology, 2014/08/09, Without Invitation, English, Asia South Pacific Association of Sport Psychology, Tokyo, Japan
  10. Emotion and motion under pressure, Sekiya, H., XII International Congress of Sport Psychology, 2014/05/09, With Invitation, English, Toluca, Mexico
  11. Inductive Analysis of Psychological Issues of Youth Soccer Players and Improvement of Interpersonal Skills through Mental Training, Sekiya, H., Asia-Pacific Conference on Exercise and Sports Science, 2013/11/04, With Invitation, English, Asian Council of Exercise and Sports Science, Taipei, Taiwan
  12. An evolutionary perspective on emotion and breathing methods, Sekiya, H., Glencross Workshop, International Society of Sport Psychology 2013 World Congress, 2013/07/21, With Invitation, English, International Society of Sport Psychology, Beijing, China
  13. Influence of pressure on postural adjustments in self-paced and simple-rection single forward stepping tasks, Sasaki, J., Sekiya, H., North American Society for Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, 2013/06/13, Without Invitation, English, Honolulu, Hawai
  14. Changes of conceding and colliding behaviors in acquisition and under pressure in an interpersonal motor task, Ogawa, A., Sekiya, H., North American Society for Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, 2013/06/13, Without Invitation, English

Social Activities

History as Committee Members

  1. managing council, 2017/08, 2021/11, International Society of Sport Psychology
  2. editor, 2018/01, 2018/12, International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology

History as Peer Reviews of Academic Papers

  1. 2018, Perceptual and Motor Skills, Others, Reviewer, 1