[PDF Download] Understanding Extreme Sports A Psychological Perspective

Understanding Extreme Sports  A Psychological Perspective PDF
Author: Eric Brymer
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
ISBN: 2889635430
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Extreme sports, those activities that lie on the outermost edges of independent adventurous leisure activities, where a mismanaged mistake or accident would most likely result in death, have developed into a significant worldwide phenomenon (Brymer & Schweitzer, 2017a). Extreme sport activities are continually evolving, typical examples include BASE (an acronym for Buildings, Antennae, Span, Earth) jumping and related activities such as proximity flying, extreme skiing, big wave surfing, waterfall kayaking, rope free solo climbing and high-level mountaineering. While participant numbers in many traditional team and individual sports such as golf, basketball and racket sports have declined over the last decade or so, participant numbers in so called extreme sports have surged. Although extreme sports are still assumed to be a Western pastime, there has been considerable Global uptake. Equally, the idea that adventure sports are only for the young is also changing as participation rates across the generations are growing. For example, baby boomers are enthusiastic participants of adventure sports more generally (Brymer & Schweitzer, 2017b; Patterson, 2002) and Generation Z turn to extreme sports because they are popular and linked to escapism (Giannoulakis & Pursglove, 2017). Arguably, extreme sports now support a multi-billion dollar industry and the momentum seems to be intensifying. Traditional explanations for why extreme sports have become so popular are varied. For some, the popularity is explained as the desire to rebel against a society that is becoming too risk averse, for others it is about the spectacle and the merchandise that is associated with organised activities and athletes. For others it is just that there are a lot of people attracted by risk and danger or just want to show off. For others still it is about the desire to belong to sub-cultures and the glamour that goes with extreme sports. Some seek mastery in their chosen activity and in situations of significant challenges. This confusion is unfortunate as despite their popularity there is still a negative perception about extreme sports participation. There is a pressing need for clarity. The dominant research perspective has focused on positivist theory-driven perspectives that attempt to match extreme sports against predetermined characteristics. For the most part empirical research has conformed to predetermined societal perspectives. Other ways of knowing might reveal more nuanced perspectives of the human dimension of extreme sport participation. This special edition brings together cutting-edge research and thought examining psychology and extreme sports, with particular attention payed to the examination of motivations for initial participation, continued participation, effective performance, and outcomes from participation. References Brymer, E. & Schweitzer, R. (2017a) Phenomenology and the extreme sports experience, NY, Routledge. Brymer, E, & Schweitzer, R, D. (2017b) Evoking the Ineffable: The phenomenology of extreme sports, Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice 4(1):63-74 Giannoulakis, C., & Pursglove, L., K., (2017) Evolution of the Action Sport Setting. In S.E. Klein Ed. Defining Sport: Conceptions and Borderlines. Lexington Books, London. 128-146 Patterson, I. (2002) Baby Boomers and Adventure Tourism: The Importance of Marketing the Leisure Experience, World Leisure Journal, 44:2, 4-10, DOI: 10.1080/04419057.2002.9674265

[PDF Download] Phenomenology And The Extreme Sport Experience

Phenomenology and the Extreme Sport Experience PDF
Author: Eric Brymer
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317340736
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Category : Sports & Recreation
Languages : en
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Understanding the motivations behind those who partake in extreme sports can be difficult for some. If the popular conception holds that the incentive behind extreme sports participation is entirely to do with risking one’s life, then this confusion will continue to exist. However, an in-depth examination of the phenomenology of the extreme sport experience yields a much more complex picture. This book revisits the definition of extreme sports as those activities where a mismanaged mistake or accident would most likely result in death. Extreme sports are not necessarily synonymous with risk and participation may not be about risk-taking. Participants report deep inner transformations that influence world views and meaningfulness, feelings of coming home and authentic integration as well as a freedom beyond the everyday. Phenomenologically, these experiences have been interpreted as transcendent of time, other, space and body. Extreme sport participation therefore points to a more potent, life-enhancing endeavour worthy of further investigation. This book adopts a broad hermeneutic phenomenological approach to critique the assumed relationship to risk-taking, the death wish and the concept of "No Fear" in extreme sports, and repositions the experience in a previously unexplored manner. This is valuable reading for students and academics interested in Sports Psychology, Social Psychology, Health Psychology, Tourism, Leisure Studies and the practical applications of phenomenology.

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Author: Роберт Чайлдини
Publisher: Glagoslav Publications
ISBN: 9661498407
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Category : Psychology
Languages : uk
Pages : 368
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Світовий бестселер! Найпопулярніша робота всесвітньо відомого соціального психолога. У своїй книжці автор доступно і детально описує методи психологічного впливу на людей, закони психологічного тиску і створення конкуренції. Використовуючи яскраві приклади з життя, Чалдині дає унікальні поради, як викорінити із себе синдром жертви і не потрапити на гачок нав`язливої реклами і всюдисущих продавців «дивовижного товару тільки тут і тільки для вас». Книжка навчить вас правильно спілкуватися, розуміти поведінку інших та розпізнавати маніпуляторів людською свідомістю. Svіtovij bestseler! Najpopuljarnіsha robota vsesvіtn'o vіdomogo socіal'nogo psihologa. U svoїj knizhcі avtor dostupno і detal'no opisuє metodi psihologіchnogo vplivu na ljudej, zakoni psihologіchnogo tisku і stvorennja konkurencії. Vikoristovujuchi jaskravі prikladi z zhittja, Chaldinі daє unіkal'nі poradi, jak vikorіniti іz sebe sindrom zhertvi і ne potrapiti na gachok nav`jazlivoї reklami і vsjudisushhih prodavcіv «divovizhnogo tovaru tіl'ki tut і tіl'ki dlja vas». Knizhka navchit' vas pravil'no spіlkuvatisja, rozumіti povedіnku іnshih ta rozpіznavati manіpuljatorіv ljuds'koju svіdomіstju.

[PDF Download] Consuming Extreme Sports

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Author: Francesco Raggiotto
Publisher: Springer Nature
ISBN: 3030401278
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Category : Business & Economics
Languages : en
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This book explores the consumption behaviour of ‘extreme’ athletes from a quantitative perspective. Extreme sports are a multi-billion-dollar industry. The behaviour of athletes who participate in them differs from the majority of consumers in that they voluntarily seek out risky and dangerous situations that other consumers actively avoid. It has therefore been suggested that these consumer-athletes may have a unique psychology in this regard. The book adopts a novel approach based on established psychological theories concerning the behaviour of extreme individuals, applying and translating them into marketing research and practice. It discusses how specific psychological drivers impact the consumption behaviour of consumer-athletes and a variety of marketing-relevant outcomes. By demonstrating that extreme consumers are characterized by a unique psychology that leads them to act and think differently, this book offers scholars deeper insights into consumer behaviour, while also helping practitioners target this lucrative marketing segment more effectively.

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Author: Мігай Чиксентмігаї
Publisher: Family Leisure Club
ISBN: 6171238201
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Мігай Чиксентмігаї — відомий американський психолог та почесний професор Клермонтського університету, член Американської академії освіти, Американської академії наук та мистецтв і Національної академії досліджень дозвілля. Автор близько 20 книжок і понад 120 статей про творчість і щастя, він зробив неоціненний внесок у розвиток сучасної психології, досліджуючи такі незвичайні теми, як щастя, креативність та особисте благополуччя. Що робить людей щасливими? Як повністю реалізувати свій потенціал і досягти внутрішньої гармонії? Автор відповідає на обидва запитання, причому вельми нетривіально. Спираючись на численні дослідження, він стверджує, що відчуття щастя дає людині так зване переживання потоку — радості, творчості, цілковитої зануреності в життя, реалізації свого потенціалу. І воно доступне кожному з нас… Переконайтеся, що бути щасливим легко, — та станьте одним з таких!

[PDF Download] Adventure Tourism

Adventure Tourism PDF
Author: Peter Varley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415524830
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Category : Sports & Recreation
Languages : en
Pages : 192
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Adventure tourism is an increasingly widespread phenomenon, appealing to an expanding proportion of the population who seek new destinations and new experiences. This timely, edited volume offers new theoretical perspectives of this emerging subset of Tourism. it uses philosophical and cutting edge empirically grounded research to challenge existing thinking and develop the conceptual framework underpinning definitions of adventure, interrogating the adventure tourism experience and further building upon recent advances in adventure education. The book brings together adventure literature from range of disciplines and applies it to focused study of Adventure Tourism. By doing so it significantly furthers understanding and moves forward this development of this area of Tourism. This significant volume is written by leading academics in the area, and will be valuable reading for all those interested in Adventure Tourism.

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Author: Керол Двек
Publisher: Наш формат
ISBN: 6177513581
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Category : Psychology
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Протягом багатьох років Керол Двек досліджувала силу людських переконань і їхній вплив на наше життя. Намагаючись з’ясувати, чи є талант запорукою успіху, завдяки чому ми досягаємо бажаного і який рецепт розв’язання будь-яких проблем, вона зробила революційне відкриття. Успішність у навчанні й роботі, бізнесі та спорті, мистецький хист і взагалі кожна сфера людського життя можуть змінюватися залежно від того, що саме ми думаємо про власні можливості й таланти. Наші вміння не є сталими, і лише старанність та наполеглива праця здатні призвести до реальних досягнень.

[PDF Download] World Sports A Reference Handbook

World Sports  A Reference Handbook PDF
Author: Maylon Hanold
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598847791
Size: 54.94 MB
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Category : Sports & Recreation
Languages : en
Pages : 304
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This book covers a wide range of issues and controversies within the world of sports—including drug use, economics, ethics, ethnicity, gender, globalization, politics, race, sexuality, and technology—from both a U.S. and global perspective. • A chronology of important events or innovations in sports • A list of important sports organizations with descriptions of each • A glossary of relevant terms such as "blood doping"

[PDF Download] Oxford Textbook Of Inpatient Psychiatry

Oxford Textbook of Inpatient Psychiatry PDF
Author: Alvaro Barrera
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198794258
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Inpatient mental health care is an essential part of community-based mental health care in the UK. Patients admitted to acute mental health wards are often experiencing high levels of distress and acute mental illness and need to be assessed, managed, and treated by a wide team of mental health care professionals. Inpatient care is often a traumatic experience for patients and their relatives which can define their relationship with mental health care services. Reforming inpatient psychiatry is a priority for both patients and staff, yet there are few reference texts on this psychiatric specialty. The Oxford Textbook of Inpatient Psychiatry bridges this gap by offering a comprehensive and pragmatic guide to the UK's inpatient mental health care system today. Written and edited by a multidisciplinary team, this innovative resource discusses the real-life experiences and challenges of a wide range of professionals working on acute mental health wards. Organized into 8 sections this resource covers nursing, team leadership, multidisciplinary work, psychology, and medical aspects. Individual chapters address key topics such as the management of children and adolescents, and contain information on up-to-date research and best practice. Focusing on the dignity and autonomy of patients, this unique resource offers a model for clinical and organizational practice both at a national and international level.