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Narratives of professional golfers regarding sport psychology : a social constructionist perspective

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dc.contributor.advisor Dr. A. Burke en_US
dc.contributor.author Ohayon, Johnny
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-11T09:09:24Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-11T09:09:24Z
dc.date.issued 2012-09-11
dc.date.submitted 1998-08
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/7427
dc.description M.A. en_US
dc.description.abstract The approach of psychology to sport has over the century been ambivalent. The relationship between the field of psychology and matters on the sports field has tended to favour one type of understanding, namely cognitive-behavioural psychology. The theoretical underpinnings of this conception are seen to be directly connected to a set of philosophical, ethical and aesthetic ideas known as Modernism, which have dominated this century. It is suggested herein that with the renewed interest of psychology in matters sporting, some of the current theoretical perspectives in the general field of psychology might be applied to sports. The approach adopted here explores how the narratives of professional golfers, looked at through a social constructionist lens, could assist them in re-evaluating and enriching their experiences. Social constructionism aims to change the traditional agenda of psychological research, which might lead to new ways of talking about ourselves and our surroundings. Social constructionism is situated inside a different set of theoretical premises, which are known as Postmodern, which challenge the Modern way of knowing. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Sports -- Psychological aspects -- Research en_US
dc.subject Golf -- Psychological aspects en_US
dc.subject Cognitive therapy en_US
dc.subject Behavior therapy en_US
dc.title Narratives of professional golfers regarding sport psychology : a social constructionist perspective en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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