Psychological research on the martial arts: an addendum to Fuller's review.

  title={Psychological research on the martial arts: an addendum to Fuller's review.},
  author={Peter J. Columbus and Donadrian L. Rice},
  journal={The British journal of medical psychology},
  volume={64 ( Pt 2)},
  • P. Columbus, D. Rice
  • Published 1 June 1991
  • Psychology
  • The British journal of medical psychology
Most psychological research on the martial arts has been conducted from a positivist stance, and Fuller's (1988) review of research reflected a positivist tone while suggesting that therapeutic influences may be achieved from martial arts training methods abstracted from their traditional setting. This addendum cites two important contextual problems influencing martial arts research. First, the martial arts are influenced by Oriental styles of thinking such as Taoism and Zen Buddhism that are… 
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