Category: Skydiving

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Risk through the eyes of risk takers

Psychology, Skydiving, 23-12-2018

Talking with my skydiver friends, I got the impression that some of them do not appreciate the risk involved in practicing this sport, thinking that you can also harm yourself at home or walking along the street. This led me to wonder how generally people who engage in various risky sports approach the dangers associated with […]

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basejumper skaczący z klifu
basejumper skaczący z klifu

Personality in extreme sports athletes

Psychology, Skydiving, 22-11-2015

The article presents the individual differences between athletes who practise extreme sports, not risky sports and those who do not practice any sport in the features belonging to five factor model of personality (ie. Big Five). To extreme sports researchers include any sport, which integral part is risk of serious injury or death, that is, inter alia, climbing, scuba […]

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skoczek na spadochronie
skoczek na spadochronie

Skydiving prevents depression?

Neurobiology, Skydiving, 21-08-2015

French scientists based on skydivers research published in 1999, found that sensation seeking can be an adaptive response to anhedonia, ie. an inability to experience pleasure. The creator of the theory of sensation seeking stated that the physiological basis of sensation seeking is the optimal level of arousal – in patients that achieve high scores in this scale […]

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skok w tandemie

Time perception during tandem skydive

Psychology, Skydiving, 19-08-2015

The stories of people who during traumatic events seemed that time slowed down or stopped are well known. There are not many scientific studies that investigate the issue, but several scientists investigated this phenomenon in the lab. They showed among other that while viewing a stressful film about a bank robbery, the respondents were under the […]

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szybowiec

Emotions during the first parachute jump and glider flight

Psychology, Skydiving, 15-08-2015

According to the Solomon’s theory Solomon negative emotions are followed by positive emotions because the nervous system seeks to compensate emotions and reach optimal level. The opposite emotion is formed slowly and lasts longer than its original state.

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