Articles about: extreme sports

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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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skoki spadochronowe
skoki spadochronowe

Sensation seeking

Neurobiology, Psychology, 20-06-2015

The concept “sensation seeking” was developed in 1979 by Marvin Zuckerman and its definition is “the search of varied, novel, complex and intense feelings and experiences, and readiness to take physical, social, legal, and financial risks for the sake of such experiences”. 

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ptak w locie
ptak w locie

What is flow experience?

Neurobiology, Psychology, 20-06-2015

Flow experience is a state of deep concentration, during which we forget about everything, except what we are doing right now. A person during flow experience feels happiness and peace. Flow describes e.g. composers: “You are in a state of such ecstasy that you almost don’t exist. It has happened to me many times. My hands do not […]

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