A Social Identity Approach to Sport Psychology: Principles, Practice, and Prospects

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Authors: Rees, T., Alexander Haslam, S., Coffee, P. and Lavallee, D.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/22679/

Journal: Sports Med

Volume: 45

Issue: 8

Pages: 1083-1096

eISSN: 1179-2035

DOI: 10.1007/s40279-015-0345-4

Drawing on social identity theory and self-categorization theory, we outline an approach to sport psychology that understands groups not simply as features of sporting contexts but rather as elements that can be, and often are, incorporated into a person's sense of self and, through this, become powerful determinants of their sport-related behavior. The underpinnings of this social identity approach are outlined, and four key lessons for sport that are indicative of the analytical and practical power of the approach are presented. These suggest that social identity is the basis for sports group (1) behavior, (2) formation and development, (3) support and stress appraisal, and (4) leadership. Building on recent developments within sport science, we outline an agenda for future research by identifying a range of topics to which the social identity approach could fruitfully contribute.

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Authors: Rees, T., Alexander Haslam, S., Coffee, P. and Lavallee, D.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/22679/

Journal: Sports Medicine

Volume: 45

Issue: 8

Pages: 1083-1096

eISSN: 1179-2035

ISSN: 0112-1642

DOI: 10.1007/s40279-015-0345-4

© 2015, Springer International Publishing Switzerland. Drawing on social identity theory and self-categorization theory, we outline an approach to sport psychology that understands groups not simply as features of sporting contexts but rather as elements that can be, and often are, incorporated into a person’s sense of self and, through this, become powerful determinants of their sport-related behavior. The underpinnings of this social identity approach are outlined, and four key lessons for sport that are indicative of the analytical and practical power of the approach are presented. These suggest that social identity is the basis for sports group (1) behavior, (2) formation and development, (3) support and stress appraisal, and (4) leadership. Building on recent developments within sport science, we outline an agenda for future research by identifying a range of topics to which the social identity approach could fruitfully contribute.

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Authors: Rees, T., Haslam, S.A., Coffee, P. and Lavallee, D.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/22679/

Journal: SPORTS MEDICINE

Volume: 45

Issue: 8

Pages: 1083-1096

eISSN: 1179-2035

ISSN: 0112-1642

DOI: 10.1007/s40279-015-0345-4

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Authors: Rees, T., Alexander Haslam, S., Coffee, P. and Lavallee, D.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/22679/

Journal: Sports medicine (Auckland, N.Z.)

Volume: 45

Issue: 8

Pages: 1083-1096

eISSN: 1179-2035

ISSN: 0112-1642

Drawing on social identity theory and self-categorization theory, we outline an approach to sport psychology that understands groups not simply as features of sporting contexts but rather as elements that can be, and often are, incorporated into a person's sense of self and, through this, become powerful determinants of their sport-related behavior. The underpinnings of this social identity approach are outlined, and four key lessons for sport that are indicative of the analytical and practical power of the approach are presented. These suggest that social identity is the basis for sports group (1) behavior, (2) formation and development, (3) support and stress appraisal, and (4) leadership. Building on recent developments within sport science, we outline an agenda for future research by identifying a range of topics to which the social identity approach could fruitfully contribute.

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