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A: Alan Ayckbourn Pf: 1978, Scarborough Pb: 1979 G: Com. in ...

Psychological Imagery in Sport and Performance

Psychological Imagery in Sport and Performance   Reference library

Krista J. Munroe-Chandler and Michelle D. Guerrero

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019

...occupations, are required to perform at some point or another. Successful lawyers need to deliver persuading and emotionally moving closing statements to the members of the jury; stand-up comedians are required to provide entertainment by mastering the pace and timing of every joke. Individuals of such occupations could undoubtedly benefit from imagery. Furthermore, as eSports (online competitive gaming) and competitive eating continue to gain popularity, exploring the potential for imagery as a performance enhancement technique for competitive gamers and...

Feynman, Richard

Feynman, Richard (1918–1988)   Reference library

David Kaiser

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the History of American Science, Medicine, and Technology

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Current Version:
2015

...in quantum theory, nuclear physics, condensed-matter physics, and gravitation, Feynman also became a celebrated teacher and popular author. His three-volume Feynman Lectures on Physics ( 1964 ) remains a pedagogical classic, and his autobiographical essays—“ Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! ” ( 1985 ) and “ What Do You Care What Other People Think? ” ( 1988 )—became best sellers. Late in life, Feynman made headlines when he served on the official investigating commission into the 1986 Challenger space shuttle explosion. His most memorable...

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The Oxford Companion to Medicine (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2006
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Medicine and health
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3,779 words

...The first tells of the cloister Théleme, with its monastic rule of ‘Do as you like’, a message which should be seen in context with Rabelais's fight against the rigid ideas of the sophistry of the time. Rabelais is a snorting joker, he snorts from zest for life and happiness, he jokes with everything and everybody. He fills his work with urine and excrements, with anatomy and medicine, with obscenities, with words — he is said to have invented 600 new French words — but his work never gives offence, it leads to laughter. Sue, Eugene ( 1804–57 ). USA Holmes ,...

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