Essay on Sport Psychology

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Sport Psychology

A Summary of:
The Psychosocial Characteristics of Olympic Track and Field Athletes

Fortunately, it was quite a simple task to find a research topic related to the material
that we have covered so far in sport psychology. After some quick searching, we ran across
a rather interesting article written in the International Journal of Sport Psychology that
could obviously be useful. Conveniently, it was in the most recent issue of this
particular journal available in the Evansdale Library.

Entitled, Psychosocial Characteristics of Olympic Track and Field Athletes, this article
happened to be one that we could easily relate too. Because both of us are runners, we
share a definite commonality with the subjects of the study. This is true, even though
neither of us will actually make it to the Olympics to perform at the subjects' standards.
At least, though, it is possible to relate highly to these interesting people.

Basically, the purpose of this particular study was to identify the specific personality
characteristics of 15 Olympic caliber track and field athletes. Certainly, several people,
especially sport psychologists, would like to know if there are specific attitudes and
personalities that belong to the topnotch athletes of the world. Pretty simple request,
right? Or at least it sounds that way.

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