The role of belief in sport

IB Psychology: The role of belief in sport

The placebo effect has been a common topic of investigation in sport psychology. For example, athletes have been made to believe that they had received anabolic steroids, carbohydrates or caffeine and consequently performed better than baseline or control groups. The focus in placebo research in sport is on the role of belief as a psychological factor in performance. Sport psychologists have argued that many technologies,...


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