The tales athletes tell: Narrative structure and identity in Great British medalists

Tristan J. Coulter, Clifford J. Mallett, Jefferson A. Singer

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Using a life story approach, Hardy and colleagues present a study examining the similarities and differences in the psychosocial development of UK-based elite and super-elite athletes. We found this work to be a highly personal account into the lives of these cohorts, which advances knowledge concerning the psychology and influencing events and circumstances that separate the good from the great performers. We make some suggestions for how to enrich the study's findings and approach, by (1) adopting McAdams’ multilayer framework of personality, as an overarching structure for assessing the whole person, and (2) encouraging the authors to explore the narrative structure of the presented life stories and go beyond simply an interpretation of their content.

TitelSport and the Brain
UntertitelThe Science of Preparing, Enduring and Winning, Part A
Redakteure/-innenVincent Walsh, Mark Wilson, Beth Parkin
Herausgeber (Verlag)Elsevier B.V.
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 2017
Extern publiziertJa


NameProgress in Brain Research
ISSN (Print)0079-6123
ISSN (elektronisch)1875-7855


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