Emotions and sport performance: an exploration of happiness, hope, and anger.

@article{Woodman2009EmotionsAS,
  title={Emotions and sport performance: an exploration of happiness, hope, and anger.},
  author={Tim Woodman and Paul A Davis and Lew Hardy and Nichola Callow and Ian Glasscock and Jason Yuill-Proctor},
  journal={Journal of sport \& exercise psychology},
  year={2009},
  volume={31 2},
  pages={
          169-88
        }
}
We conducted three experiments to examine the relationships between emotions and subcomponents of performance. Experiment 1 revealed that anger was associated with enhanced gross muscular peak force performance but that happiness did not influence grammatical reasoning performance. Following Lazarus (1991, 2000a), we examined hope rather than happiness in Experiment 2. As hypothesized, hope yielded faster soccer-related reaction times in soccer players. Experiment 3 was an examination of… Expand
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