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Title: Ritualized behavior in sport
Authors: Jackson, Robin C.
Masters, Richard S.W.
Keywords: Ritual
Sport psychology
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: © Cambridge University Press
Citation: JACKSON, R. and MASTERS, R., 2006. Ritualized behavior in sport. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X06009423.
Abstract: We consider evidence for ritualized behavior in the sporting domain, noting that such behavior appears commonplace both before a competitive encounter and as part of pre-performance routines. The specific times when ritualized behaviors are displayed support the supposition that they provide temporary relief from pre-competition anxiety and act as thought suppressors in the moments preceding skill execution.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X06009423
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/22029
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X06009423
ISSN: 0140-525X
Appears in Collections:Published Articles (Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences)

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