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ERIC Number: EJ804533
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Feb
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 227
ISSN: ISSN-0033-6297
Smocks and Jocks outside the Box: The Paradigmatic Evolution of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Vealey, Robin S.
Quest, v58 n1 p128-159 Feb 2006
The objective of this article is to describe the historical development of sport and exercise psychology, with a particular emphasis on the construction and evolution of the "box" through history. The box represents the dominant paradigm that serves as the model for research and application as it evolves through successive historical eras (Kuhn, 1962). Seven historical eras related to the development of sport and exercise psychology are discussed. Of particular interest for this review were individuals whose curiosity and motivation established the roots for the study of sport and exercise psychology, as well as the controversies and tensions in both kinesiology and psychology that shaped the field. Suggestions for the future include a problem-based approach to scholarship and a cultural praxis version of sport and exercise psychology to enhance relevancy and social impact. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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