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date: 04 August 2020

Psychological Considerations for the Older Athlete 

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology
Bradley W. YoungBradley W. Young, Bettina CallaryBettina Callary, Scott RathwellScott Rathwell

The phenomenon of the older athlete has received increasing attention in popular media and has been the focus of a growing body of empirical works in the past 2 decades. Although most research and literature in sport psychology pertains to youth, adolescents, or young adults (e.g., college-aged or professional athletes), there has been significant growth in studies of middle-aged and older adults involved in organized sport. The growth of this literature is relevant considering the changing and ever-aging demographics of Westernized countries where sport has sometimes been counted as a modality for promoting active aging (... ...

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