Ritualized behavior in sport
journal contributionposted on 20.07.2016, 09:29 by Robin JacksonRobin Jackson, Richard S.W. Masters
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.
- Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences