The psychology of dynamic balance and peak performance in sport: correction theory

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Cowen, A., Nesti, Mark and Cheetham, M. 2014. The psychology of dynamic balance and peak performance in sport: correction theory. Quest. https://doi.org/10.1080/00336297.2014.936620
AuthorsCowen, A., Nesti, Mark and Cheetham, M.
Abstract

This article introduces a new approach to understanding peak performance and dysfunctional performance in sport, correction theory. Correction theory, based within a control theory and dynamical systems perspective, assumes that dynamic balance (a state in which a robust complex system will self-correct in response to imbalance) underwrites individual functioning. The central thesis presented in this article is that an interdependent relationship exists between peak performance and dysfunctional performance in sport. Peak performance is, in part, a (corrective) response to dysfunctional performance and vice versa. An overview of correction theory is presented, based on two propositions relating to balance. Implications of correction theory for understanding sporting performance are briefly considered.

This article introduces a new approach to understanding peak performance and dysfunctional performance in sport, correction theory. Correction theory, based within a control theory and dynamical systems perspective, assumes that dynamic balance (a state in which a robust complex system will self-correct in response to imbalance) underwrites individual functioning. The central thesis presented in this article is that an interdependent relationship exists between peak performance and dysfunctional performance in sport. Peak performance is, in part, a (corrective) response to
dysfunctional performance and vice versa. An overview of correction theory is presented, based on two propositions relating to balance. Implications of correction theory for understanding sporting performance are briefly considered.

KeywordsDynamic balance; Peak performance; Correction theory; Sports psychology
Year2014
JournalQuest
PublisherRoutledge
ISSN00336297
15432750
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/00336297.2014.936620
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/621147
hdl:10545/621147
Publication dates14 Oct 2014
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