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Revista Brasileira de Cineantropometria & Desempenho Humano

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Abstract

SILVA, Sanderson Soares; DIAS, Cláudia Salomé  and  FONSECA, Antonio Manuel. Psychological skills of veteran athletes. Rev. bras. cineantropom. desempenho hum. (Online) [online]. 2011, vol.13, n.5, pp.404-407. ISSN 1980-0037.  https://doi.org/10.5007/1980-0037.2011v13n5p404.

At the beginning of the study of veteran athletes, most investigations involving this population have focused on the physiological aspects of performance and their relationship with the aging process. With respect to sport psychology, there are few studies on the use of psychological skills by veteran athletes. In view of this gap, further studies are needed to increase the understanding of psychological skills used by veteran athletes. In this respect, our point of view shows that veteran athletes use a set of psychological skills to enhance their competitive performance and to overcome obstacles during the competition. In addition, the study of these psychological skills provides relevant information regarding the cognitive processes that occur in older adults, since a series of cognitive changes have been reported to occur as a result of the aging process.

Keywords : Psychological skills; Veteran athletes; Performance.

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