Enhancing positive emotions in sport

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Abstract

Competitive sport is a tapestry of ambition and emotion. Some athletes are driven to excel continuously on a rising tide of seemingly insurmountable standards; yet those impulses to better oneself and the one's achievements have driven athletes like Lee Westwood to extraordinary triumph with positive emotion at its core. When journalists invite champion athletes to reveal their success, at least one common denominator emerges: the role of emotion control.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCoping and Emotion in Sport
Place of PublicationAbingdon, Oxon
PublisherRoutledge
Pages167-193
Number of pages27
EditionSecond
ISBN (Electronic)9780203852293
ISBN (Print)9780415578196
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • emotion
  • sport
  • athletes
  • coping
  • psychology

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    McCarthy, P. (2012). Enhancing positive emotions in sport. In Coping and Emotion in Sport (Second ed., pp. 167-193). Routledge .