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Self-Regulation in Competitive Sports

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The chapter provides an overview of self-regulation in competitive sports. Self-regulation refers to conscious as well as unconscious processes that ensure that goal-oriented activity or performance is maintained even when external or internal obstacles occur and impulses need to be controlled. Different facets of the concept and the basic functions of self-regulation, such as the knowledge and effects of personality differences, are described. The chapter is complemented by an applied perspective. Mental skill techniques that have been derived from the theoretical concepts and research findings on self-regulation are described. Examples for the application of these techniques are given.

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Beckmann, J., Beckmann-Waldenmayer, D., Wolf, S.A. (2023). Self-Regulation in Competitive Sports. In: Schüler, J., Wegner, M., Plessner, H., Eklund, R.C. (eds) Sport and Exercise Psychology. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-03921-8_20

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