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Psicologia em Estudo

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PAIXAO, Jairo Antonio; TUCHER, Guilherme; COSTA, Vera Lucia Menezes  and  GABRIEL, Ronaldo Eugenio Calçada. Practice of paraglider and risky behaviors: an analysis starting from the concept of sensorial dome. Psicol. estud. [online]. 2010, vol.15, n.3, pp.567-574. ISSN 1413-7372.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-73722010000300014.

This study analyzes, starting from the concept of sensorial dome (Almeida, 2008), aspects that permeate the practice of the paraglide sport. It was possible to verify through a descriptive and exploratory  search, that the mastery of technique and the use of  appropriate equipment, though  essential,  does not  guarantee the success of these actors. Many times, the risky situations experienced in the adventure sport, join at a first moment a true outline of extraordinary sensorial elements, but the daily living observed in a given modality can lead to the banalization of those elements by the practitioner, becoming ordinary sensory elements. This transformation can present implications when practicing adventure sports, for instance, in maintaining the physical and emotional integrity of the practitioner.

Keywords : Sensorial dome; paraglider; risky behaviors.

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