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Aggression and Anger in Sport and Performance  

Jerzy Kosiewicz

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Dec 2018
Aggressive behaviors and attitudes are investigated first of all from the viewpoint of psychology, sociology, and philosophy. These three disciplines could provide a coherent groundwork ... More

Alcohol Abuse and Drug Use in Sport and Performance  

Matthew P. Martens

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Jun 2017
Issues associated with athletics, alcohol abuse, and drug use continue to be salient aspects of popular culture. These issues include high-profile athletes experiencing public incidents as ... More

Anxiety and Fear in Sport and Performance  

Shuge Zhang, Tim Woodman, and Ross Roberts

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Dec 2018
Anxiety and fear are unpleasant emotions commonly experienced in sport and performance settings. While fear usually has an apparent cause, the source of anxiety is comparatively vague and ... More

Arousal Control in Sport  

Martin Turner and Marc Jones

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Jan 2018
Sport and stress are intertwined. Muhammad Ali once said, “I always felt pressure before a big fight, because what was happening was real.” As this quote attests, sport is real, ... More

Attentional Processes in Sport and Performance  

Aidan Moran and John Toner

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Jul 2018
We are constantly bombarded by information. Therefore, during every waking moment of our lives, we face decisions about which stimuli to prioritize and which ones to ignore. To complicate ... More

Automatic Regulation Used in Sport and Exercise Research  

Amanda L. Rebar

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Jun 2017
Much of our sport and physical activity behavior is regulated by processes occurring outside of conscious awareness. In contrast, most sport and physical activity research focuses on ... More

Bullying in Sport and Performance Psychology  

Leslee A. Fisher and Lars Dzikus

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Apr 2017
Bullying is a growing problem in sport and performance settings. Bullying falls under the umbrella of “athlete maltreatment,” which includes any form of harm and all relationships where ... More

Burnout in Sport and Performance  

Robert C. Eklund and J.D. Defreese

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Apr 2017
Athlete burnout is a cognitive-affective syndrome characterized by perceptions of emotional and physical exhaustion, reduced accomplishment, and devaluation of sport. A variety of ... More

Characteristics, Mechanisms, and Health Implications of Exercise-Induced Hypoalgesia  

Laura D. Ellingson and Christopher D. Black

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Jan 2019
Exercise is known to exert an influence on pain. Specifically, sensitivity to pain decreases both during and following a single bout of exercise—a phenomenon that has been termed ... More

Coaching Behavior and Effectiveness in Sport and Exercise Psychology  

Ronald E. Smith and Frank L. Smoll

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Dec 2017
Coaches occupy a central role in sport, fulfilling instructional, organizational, strategic, and social relationship functions, and their relationships with athletes influence both skill ... More

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