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A Preliminary Investigation into the Use of Humor in Sport Psychology Practice

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A Preliminary Investigation into the Use of Humor in Sport Psychology Practice. / Pack, Stephen; Hemmings, Brian ; Winter, Stacy; Arvinen-Barrow, Monna.

In: Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 05.09.2018.

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title = "A Preliminary Investigation into the Use of Humor in Sport Psychology Practice",
abstract = "{\textquoteleft}Creative efforts{\textquoteright}, such as the use of humor,have been found to be beneficial to the nurse-patient, teacher-student , and psychologist-patient alliance. Potentially humoruse might benefit the working alliance in applied sport psychology, yet to datethere is limited research. Sportpsychology consultants (n = 55) completedan online survey that explored humor use within their practice. Statisticalanalyses revealed most participants used humor for adaptive purposes such as tofacilitate the working alliance, reinforce knowledge, and create healthylearning environments. Therefore, possible client change is likely to befacilitated by practitioners{\textquoteright} personal qualities and skills such as humor useand humor style. Recommendations are made for sport psychology practitioners inrelation to humor use and further research. ",
author = "Stephen Pack and Brian Hemmings and Stacy Winter and Monna Arvinen-Barrow",
year = "2018",
month = sep,
day = "5",
doi = "10.1080/10413200.2018.1514428",
language = "English",
journal = "Journal of Applied Sport Psychology",
issn = "1041-3200",
publisher = "Taylor and Francis Ltd.",

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