Injuries in Boxing: Evaluations and Policy Decisions

in The Sport Psychologist
View More View Less
  • 1 University of Chicago
Restricted access

Purchase article

USD  $24.95

Student 1 year online subscription

USD  $70.00

1 year online subscription

USD  $94.00

Student 2 year online subscription

USD  $134.00

2 year online subscription

USD  $178.00

Combat oriented sports and activities have come under increasing scrutiny by the media and professional groups. In particular, within the last 5 years boxing has been a primary topic of concern. A variety of medical groups—neurological, pediatric, and general practice—have conducted extensive surveys and provided position policy statements regarding dangers associated with involvement in such an activity. Although the American Psychological Association recently endorsed a position advocating close scrutiny and eventual banning of amateur and professional boxing in 1987, surprisingly no serious review of the literature or empirical studies have been conducted with respect to a psychological evaluation of this sport. This article briefly reviews the evidence supporting the APA position on boxing.

Michael Maliszewski is with the Department of Behavioral Medicine at Weiss Hospital (University of Chicago Hospitals), 4646 N. Marine Dr., Chicago, IL 60640.

All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 571 462 12
Full Text Views 19 15 0
PDF Downloads 7 0 0