Pre-game sport rituals : a cbt approach



Year of publication 2017
Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description Superstitions in sport have been defined as actions which are repetative, formal, sequential, distinct from technical performance and which the athletes believe to be powerful in controlling luck or other external factors (Bleak, Frederick, 1998). Schippers and Van Lange (2006) found that four out of five professional athletes mentioned at least one superstitious behavior that they perform before a contest. The aim of our study is to provide a literature review on the use of therapy and especially CBT in dealing with superstitious behavior. A search of online databases in between 1999 – 2017 has been conducted, using key words: superstitious behavior, pre-competition rituals, therapy, cognitive behavior therapy.
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