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Psychological processes involved during acrobatic performance: A review
Acrobatic performance has provided a particularly rich context for sport science research. Currently a high number of publications on acrobatic performance are represented in domains such as biomechanics, physiology and traumatology. However, at present, no research synthesis has yet been reached in the psychology domain. The aim of this article is to review literature on models and empirical research linked to the psychological processes involved in acrobatic performance. This review demonstrates the improvement of scientific knowledge in sport psychology on acrobatic practice. Following literature searches 66 articles were found to combine acrobatic performance and sport psychology. These articles were inductively analysed to reveal three main research themes: (a) the organization of performance, (b) the preparation of performance and (c) the subjects' transformation by the practice of acrobatics. These articles are reviewed and further suggestions for future research advances are made.
Action, Cognition, Context, Elite performance, Acrobatic, Sport psychology
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