Time perception in sport activity

Ramon Bayés Sopena

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Bayés Sopena, R. (1998). Apunts. Educación Física y Deportes (1985-2015). Time perception in sport activity. Apunts. Educación Física y Deportes, 53, 83-91.



A taxonomy that allows us to classify sportive situations depending on the effects that they produce on the experience of time passing is proposed. It is considered that a classification like this can help sports psychologists, coaches and the athletes themselves in the detection of situations of the sportive practice that can produce concentration problems. It is argued that resting time before a competition or between competitions that cause situational stress can be better managed. An instrument for the evaluation of passing time is proposed in order to analys this matter.

ISSN: 2014-0983

Published: July 01, 1998