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Introduction to Cultural Sport Psychology

Robert J. Schinke


Robert J. Schinke

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Stephanie J. Hanrahan

Stephanie J. Hanrahan, PhD, is a registered sport psychologist and an associate professor in the Schools of Human Movement Studies and Psychology at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. Hanrahan has over 20 years of experience in teaching human movement studies at the undergraduate level. She is a recipient of the University of Queensland’s Excellence in Teaching Award. In addition to being part of the author team for the first two editions of Biophysical Foundations of Human Movement, Hanrahan has authored or edited nine other books. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Peter Catina

Cultural Sport Psychology

Human Kinetics, 2009

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... for example, how success is defined. In a cross-cultural analysis of team sports, Catina (2006) found that the characteristic of personal optimism, defined as the tendency to interpret and explain one’s daily experiences positively through...