Extreme sports are good for your health: A phenomenological understanding of fear and anxiety in extreme sport

@article{Brymer2013ExtremeSA,
  title={Extreme sports are good for your health: A phenomenological understanding of fear and anxiety in extreme sport},
  author={Eric Brymer and Robert D. Schweitzer},
  journal={Journal of Health Psychology},
  year={2013},
  volume={18},
  pages={477 - 487}
}
Extreme sports are traditionally explored from a risk-taking perspective which often assumes that participants do not experience fear. In this article we explore participants’ experience of fear associated with participation in extreme sports. An interpretive phenomenological method was used with 15 participants. Four themes emerged: experience of fear, relationship to fear, management of fear, and fear and self-transformation. Participants’ experience of extreme sports was revealed in terms of… 

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