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Psychology within the Paralympic Context - Same, Same or Any Different?
Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences, GIH, Department of Sport and Health Sciences, Sport Psychology research group.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9921-6586
2014 (English)In: Olympic Coach, Vol. 25, no 3, 15-25 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

The article focuses on the psychological challenges faced by disabled athletes competing in the Paralympic Games, as explained within the framework of Self-Determination Theory. It advises coaches and sports psychologists to develop a nuanced mindset about physical difference for them to provide psychosocial support to disabled athletes. It also informs them that they can employ Acceptance Commitment Therapy to help Paralympians deal with the stresses of performing in stressful situations.

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2014. Vol. 25, no 3, 15-25 p.
Keyword [en]
athletes with disabilities, sports psychology, motivation (psychology), competitive state anxiety, paralympics, psychosocial development (theory)
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Applied Psychology Sport and Fitness Sciences
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Social Sciences/Humanities
URN: urn:nbn:se:gih:diva-3459OAI: diva2:749313
Available from: 2014-09-23 Created: 2014-09-23 Last updated: 2016-10-11

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