Emotional Support Leads To Sporting Success

Posted: May 7, 2009 in Research Articles

Sportsmen and women could get the edge on their opponents by accepting more emotional support in their personal and professional lives. A study by the University of Exeter, published in the Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, shows the extent to which a sympathetic ear or regular words of encouragement can improve sports performance. Previous studies by the University of Exeter have linked ‘social support’ to performance in golf and other sports.

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