oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Sports psychology: Stress and the predisposition to sport injuries



Stressful experiences like accidents and close misses produce distinct emotional responses in those experiencing them. These short-term stressors make one appreciate the effects longterm stressors must have on one's capacity to adapt and react appropriately and safely to an ever-changing, demanding environment. Acute trauma and injuries are associated with an increased perception of persistent stressful events.


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