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Violence and Aggression in Spectator Sports: A Prologue

  • R. Todd Jewell
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Part of the Sports Economics, Management and Policy book series (SEMP, volume 4)

Abstract

As the title of this book suggests, the chapters it contains deal with the relationship between aggressive and violent play and spectator demand. This is not the first book to examine this issue, as the topic of violence in sports has been the subject of psychologists, sociologist, and other social scholars who are interested in explaining the behavioral motivations of players who engage in aggressive and violent play in contests or who are interested in understanding the behavior of consumers who watch these aggressive and violent games. For instance, sport psychologists are concerned with the individual traits that motivate violent behavior in sport, under the assumption that such violence can be mitigated with appropriate behavior-modification strategies (Abrams 2010).

Keywords

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy National Football League National Basketball Association Violent Game National Hockey League 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of North TexasDentonUSA

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