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Friday 9th September 2011

Sports psychology

Sports psychology `the study of people and their behaviours in a sporting environment/
arena'

Roles of a sports psychologist

Enhance performance
Motivate
Educate
Injury rehab
Research
Assess medical state
Team building

Personality `the sum of these characteristics that make them unique'

Why is it…

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Trait theory

A trait is said to be a characteristic inherited at birth
Causes you to act in a certain way
Stable and enduring across all situations

Weaknesses

People change
Depends on the situation

This theory is assessed through questionnaires and may help predict what a person is like in…

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Human beings are by nature unpredictable in their responses and their personalities cannot
be labelled
Personality will/develop overtime
Trait approach may explain why people choose certain sports, but not how successful they
will be.




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