Sport and Aggressive Behavior
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Sport and aggressive behavior, Do sports create aggressive behavior, or

simply attract people who are already aggressive? Aggression and sport have

gone together as long as sports have been around, be it the players

themselves, to the parents, coaches, or spectators, they just seem to be an

inseparable part of each other. The term violence is defined as physical

assault based on total disregard for the well being of self and others, or the

intent to injure another person ( 2. Coakley). Intimidation usually does not

cause physical harm, but often is designed to produce psychological

consequences, enabling one person to physically over power or dominate

another. These statements as defined by the author, Jay J. Coakley, is what

people today have made a must part on sport. Pleasure and participation

sports absolutely cannot be grouped with power and performance sports

when in relation to aggression.Pleasure sports are simply played for pleasure.

Score is usually not kept. The athletes participating are usually on occasion

doing it for fun and exercise. A majority of athletes who have been playing

sports since they were little, have probably been pounded into their heads

that to be successful in sport, you need to be aggressive, and at some times,

unnecessary. Also that to get what you want, you have to go at it with all


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