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The psychological aspects of sports injury
For many people, sport is a way of life, so imagine the emotional distress that a...
For many people, sport is a way of life, so imagine the emotional distress that a sports injury can bring when it restricts someone's participation in sport. This unit examines the role of psychological factors in sports injury. You will look at both the psychological factors that can lead to a sports injury and the psychological reactions that a sports person can experience when injured. This unit is for you if you have ever experienced a sports injury, if you would with injured athletes or if you have a general interest in the area.
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The psychological aspects of sports injury
Sports injury is relatively common among sport and exercise participants, but what role does psychology play in it? To answer this question, this unit will examine two areas: firstly, it will consider the psychological factors that may increase the likelihood of sustaining a sports injury, and secondly, it will consider psychological reactions to the incidence of a sports injury. The unit will also examine how sport psychology can be used both to help minimise the risk of injury and to help people cope better with sports injury rehabilitation.
This unit is an adapted extract from the Open University course(E233)
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