When winning is everything: on passion, identity, and aggression in sport.

@inproceedings{Donahue2009WhenWI,
  title={When winning is everything: on passion, identity, and aggression in sport.},
  author={Eric G. Donahue and Blanka Rip and Robert J. Vallerand},
  year={2009}
}
Objectives: To examine the interplay between harmonious and obsessive passion and aggressive behavior in sports. It was hypothesized that players who are obsessively-passionate about basketball should report higher levels of aggressive behaviors than harmoniously-passionate players in general, and especially under self threat. Methods: Using the Dualistic Model of Passion (Vallerand et al. (2003), Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 85, 756–767) as a guiding framework, basketball… CONTINUE READING
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