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date: 20 February 2020

psychological momentum 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine
Author(s):

Michael Kent

The positive or negative change in cognition, affect, physiology, and behaviour caused by an event or series of events that affects either the perceptions of the competitors or, perhaps, the quality of performance and the outcome of the competition. Positive momentum is associated with periods of competition, such as a winning streak, in which everything seems to ‘go right’ for the competitors. In contrast, negative momentum is associated with periods, such as a losing streak, when everything seems to ‘go wrong’.... ...

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