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Fraser Laveay, Coy Callison, and Ann Rodriguez

The pervasiveness of media coverage of sports teams with American Indian names and imagery has arguably supported stereotypical beliefs of those referenced. Past research investigating opinions on sports teams using American Indian themes has been inconsistent in findings and drawn criticism for lacking valid samples of Native Americans. Through a survey of National Congress of American Indians leaders (n = 208) and random U.S. adults (n = 484), results reveal that Native Americans are more offended by sports teams employing American Indian imagery, as well as more supportive of change, than is the general public. Investigation of how demographic characteristics influenced perceptions show that although age and education level have little influence, political party affiliation does correlate with opinions, with those voting Democrat viewing the teams with American Indian names, logos, and mascots as most offensive and in need of change.

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Yonghwan Chang, Vicki Schull, and Lisa A. Kihl

, 2016 ); they also provide strong evidence to suggest that lower sport viewership among women may in part be attributed to insidious gendered practices and assumptions including gender stereotypes present in the world of sports. The gender stereotypes to which girls and women are subjected in the world

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Daniel M. Smith and Sarah E. Martiny

Stereotypes are defined as “beliefs or associations that link whole groups of people with certain traits or characteristics” ( Kassin, Fein, & Markus, 2011 , p. 148). This definition implies that stereotypes consist of two parts; they link a group (e.g., East Africans) to specific traits and

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Rachael C. Stone, Shane N. Sweet, Marie-Josée Perrier, Tara MacDonald, Kathleen A. Martin Ginis, and Amy E. Latimer-Cheung

& Fiske, 2012 ). Ableism is a form of discrimination, social prejudice, and/or differential treatment toward individuals with a disability. Similar to other forms of social oppression, ableism operates consciously and subconsciously based on reinforced stereotypes that inform basic sociocognitive

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Seyyed Mohammadreza Mousavi, Laura Gray, Sahar Beik, and Maxime Deshayes

( Oglesby & Hill, 1993 ). For example, traditional conceptions about women include traits such as grace, beauty, passivity, and obedience. Concepts such as power, courage, and aggression, which are influential in most sports, are attributed to men ( Solmon et al., 2003 ). These stereotypical beliefs and the

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Maxime Deshayes, Corentin Clément-Guillotin, and Raphaël Zory

According to the stereotype threat model ( Steele, 1997 ), people may underperform on a task when thinking about the negative performance expectations for their own group (for a review in the sports field, see Chalabaev, Sarrazin, Fontayne, Boiché, & Clément-Guillotin, 2013 ; Gentile, Boca

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Alexander Brian Yu, Thomas Nguyen, and Trent Petrie

As racially diverse, early-career sport psychology consultants (SPCs), we reflect on our experiences working with collegiate athletes and coaches whose racial/ethnic status were different from our own. Our reflections cover (a) the external effects of stereotypes, presence (and pernicious effects) of microaggressions, and strategies for effectively coping with such transgressions; (b) stereotype threat and how Jeremy Lin’s entry into the NBA affected our self-perceptions; and (c) a call to action to further promote a multicultural approach to sport psychology training, research, and practice. In sharing these thoughts, we hope to promote further dialogue in the emerging field of cultural sport psychology.

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Fallon R. Mitchell, Paula M. van Wyk, and Sara Santarossa

traditional roles mitigating stereotypes about women athletes ( Greenwell et al., 2015 ). Although mitigating stereotypes may require imagery that diverges from social norms ( Greenwell et al., 2015 ), strategies for enhancing an athlete’s marketability often involve tailoring their self-presentation to

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Ernst Albin Hansen

Voluntary stereotyped rhythmic movement constitutes a fundamental element of a number of everyday activities performed by humans. Locomotion and cycling are obvious and well-known examples. It has previously been described that such activities can be performed in an automated and continuous way for

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Carlos García-Martí and Raúl Sánchez-García

The main aim of this article is to analyze how the intermingling of nation, race, class, and gender played out in Spain around the wrestling and jujutsu phenomenon in the early twentieth century, focusing specifically on the national and social stereotypes used by the press, the organizers, and the