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Rich Neil, Harry C.R. Bowles, Scott Fleming, and Sheldon Hanton

The purpose of the study was to conduct an in-depth examination of the stress and emotion process experienced by three sub-elite-level male cricketers over a series of five competitive performances. Using reflective diaries and follow-up semistructured interviews, the findings highlighted the impact of appraisal, coping, and emotion on performance, with perceptions of control and self-confidence emerging as variables that can influence the emotive and behavioral outcomes of a stressful transaction. Postperformance, guided athlete reflection was advanced as a valuable tool in the production and application of idiographic coping behaviors that could enhance perceptions of control and self-confidence and influence stress and emotion processes.

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Mike Stoker, Ian Maynard, Joanne Butt, Kate Hays, and Paul Hughes

preperformance routines ( Mesagno, Marchant, & Morris, 2008 ), quiet-eye training and analogy learning ( Vine, Moore, Cooke, Ring, & Wilson, 2013 ), and implicit learning ( Hill et al., 2010 ). In addition, stressor-exposure approaches have recently grown in popularity and are proving to be an effective means of

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Franco M. Impellizzeri, Samuele M. Marcora, and Aaron J. Coutts

characteristics are not fixed, the internal load experienced by a specific athlete for a given external load may also change when these factors are modified (ie, changes in their training status, health, etc). In addition, the stress response (ie, internal load) can be influenced by other stressors (eg

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Lewis King, Sarah Jane Cullen, Jean McArdle, Adrian McGoldrick, Jennifer Pugh, Giles Warrington, and Ciara Losty

For athletes, competing in elite sport can be a stressful experience. A host of studies over the past 30 years have explored stressors among elite athletes across multiple sports and a range of competition levels to better understand the demands athletes experience throughout their careers (e

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Lisa-Marie Rückel, Benjamin Noël, André Jungen, Sebastian Brückner, Bernd Strauss, and Stefanie Klatt

In this case study, we indicate the importance of identifying stressors, reactions to such stress, and coping strategies of elite volleyball referees in order to maintain performance, decision making, and well-being. As in line with the transactional model of stress by Lazarus and Folkman ( 1984

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Shona L. Halson, Renee N. Appaneal, Marijke Welvaert, Nirav Maniar, and Michael K. Drew

intake, social media/computer game use, jetlag, muscle soreness, injury, and/or stress and anxiety. 9 – 11 Psychological stress is anecdotally reported to be a significant contributor to poor sleep in athletes; however, very little data are available to support this contention in elite athletes. To our

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Lee Baldock, Brendan Cropley, Rich Neil, and Stephen D. Mellalieu

right (e.g.,  Thelwell et al., 2008 ), as failure to cope effectively with the demands they experience can lead to detrimental implications for their performance and how they function in their wider lives. It is with the knowledge of such stress-related outcomes that a range of empirical studies have

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Robert T. Pearson, Timothy Baghurst, and Mwarumba Mwavita

). Coaching at the intercollegiate level is tenuous at best, and the many expectations of the profession may lead to stress and eventually burnout ( Kelley & Baghurst, 2009 ; Tashman, Tenenbaum, & Eklund, 2010 ). Stress occurs when the demands of a job or situation exceed an individual’s perceived

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J.D. DeFreese, Michael J. Baum, Julianne D. Schmidt, Benjamin M. Goerger, Nikki Barczak, Kevin M. Guskiewicz, and Jason P. Mihalik

worthy of empirical consideration within baseline concussion testing protocols is psychological stress. Psychological stress is a maladaptive experience characterized by a perceived imbalance of situational demands and individual resources to manage or cope with these demands. 15 The transactional

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Teri J. Hepler and Matt Andre

?” Stress in Sport One potential factor that may influence decision making, especially in regards to decisions made in critical situations, is stress. Generally speaking, stress refers to experiences that are emotionally and physically challenging ( McEwen, 2007 ). Stress may affect decision making through