Does Sport Build Character?

There have been numerous studies on how sport develops character.  Yet, the conclusions of these studies conflict.  Some claim sport has positive character development, while others state negative development.  Some even found that sport has no effect at all on character development.  In truth, sport can have all of these effects on character development.  It…

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Is Sport a Reflection of Society?

To look at sport as a reflection of society is an oversimplified way of looking at the sport-society relationship.  As with other institutions in society, sports are a site for production, reproduction and transformation of society and culture.  Sport has been used as a site of production in producing a culture and society that revolves…

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Psychology of a Great Athlete

You might have wondered how some great athletes are capable of rising about their competition, even during moments of great stress.  For example, how does Derek Jeter manage to get a hit in the clutch time and time again, whereas Alex Rodriguez has a tendency to fail in the same situations?  How come Tom Brady…

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