Enhancing positive emotion in sport

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Abstract

Book abstract: The emotional highs and lows of competitive sport, whether experienced as a competitor, spectator or coach may be the essential ingredient that gives sport its universal and compelling appeal. Emotion is clearly a pervasive force within competitive sport, and this is reflected in the burgeoning interest over recent decades in athletes’ emotions and strategies for coping with these emotions. The interplay between emotion and coping is a critical factor in determining, through its influence on key psychological functions, an athlete’s potential success in competitive sport. This fully revised and updated edition of the classic text on coping and emotion in sport goes further than any other book in examining the central role that these two factors play in sports performance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCoping and Emotion in Sport (2nd Edition)
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge
ISBN (Print)9780415578189
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011

Keywords

  • sport psychology
  • positive emotion

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    McCarthy, P. (2011). Enhancing positive emotion in sport. In Coping and Emotion in Sport (2nd Edition) Routledge . http://researchonline.gcu.ac.uk/sls/545