Conscience: sport ilustration

Josep Roca

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Roca i Balasch, J. (2001). Conscience: sport ilustration. Apunts. Educación Física y Deportes, 64, 78-83.



In this paper a functional
conception of the concepts “Consciousness” and “Conscience” is presented, accompanied with sport exemplification. From a psychological perspective it is said, first, that “Consciousness” is, functionally, to speak. That is: associative functioning developed as language adaptation. Second, it is said that speaking is a way of being awake which constitutes knowledge or cognition and, also, self-cognition. Third, it is argued that “Conscience” means
knowledge and, specifically, cognitive distinction between what is right and what is wrong related to one’s own behavior, eventually associated to positive or aversive conditioning. Finally it is underlined that “Consciousness ” and “Conscience” both are knowledge that have the connotation of obligation in sport and in life in general and that the so called “psychological techniques” allow the implementation of that
knowledge in subject’s own

Keywords: Behavior, Cognition, Conscience, Consciousness.

ISSN: 1577-4015

Published: April 01, 2001