Disability sport

A partial overview and some thoughts about the future

Authored by: Brett Smith , Marie-Josée Perrier , Jeffrey J. Martin

Routledge International Handbook of Sport Psychology

Print publication date:  February  2016
Online publication date:  February  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138022423
eBook ISBN: 9781315777054
Adobe ISBN: 9781317692324


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Despite the high international prevalence of impairment, the increasing popularity of disability sport events (e.g., Paralympics), disabled people being largely inactive, and organizations such as the Applied Association of Sport Psychology (AASP) and the International Society of Sport Psychology (ISSP) aiming to promote diversity and social responsibility in research, until recently, people with a disability have largely been neglected within sport psychology. In this chapter, we offer a partial review of disability sport research. Some thoughts about research directions scholars might travel in the future are also offered.

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