About Smocks and Jocks

in Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology
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  • 1 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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The dissatisfaction with the existing scientific paradigm of social psychology, and its adoption in sport psychology, is discussed. Although many metapsychological issues are raised, attention focuses on the inadequacies of laboratory experimental research. As a partial solution in the development of a new paradigm, it is suggested that sport psychologists trade their smocks for “jocks,” turning their efforts to multivariate, long-term field research.

This paper was presented at the Canadian Psycho-motor Learning and Sport Psychology Symposium, Toronto, Ontario, November 2,1978.

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