Thursday, December 17, 2009

Are Athletes Prone to Violence

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Are athletes more prone to violence?
Author explores anger issues among sports participants

Champaign, IL-- Fans and media personalities sometimes question the link between sports and violence, given incidents with football, basketball and even women's college soccer players, to name a few. In Anger Management in Sport: Understanding and Controlling Violence in Athletes (Human Kinetics, February 2010), author Mitch Abrams confronts stereotypes and addresses anger in a variety of sport contexts.

Abrams blames media headlines for the widely held notion that athletes gravitate toward violence more readily than non-athletes. "Athletes are not more violent than non-athletes," Abrams asserts. "Athletes are human. Many people in our society struggle with anger, and some athletes do as well. The goal is to start the journey toward helping athletes and those working with them handle their emotions and live to their fullest potential in life."

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