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Aggression in the Sports World: A social psychological perspective

Gordon W. Russell


This book was written for colleagues, students, and knowledgeable sports fans. Strong international and interdisciplinary themes underlie the presentation of the best and most recent findings on questions surrounding sports aggression. Topics range from those with a narrow focus on the personality of hooligans and others, the role of drugs both legal and illegal, sports heroes, and the media in relationship to interpersonal aggression. A broader focus encompasses topics that include environmental factors such as temperature and noise in addition to cultural influences that exert strong effects ... More

Keywords: competition, drugs, environment, heroes, hooligans, media, panics, personality, riots

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195189599
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189599.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gordon W. Russell, author
University of Lethbridge, Alberta