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Review of critical thinking and fighting spirit among athletes.


Sulaiman, Tajularipin and Baki, Roselan and Abdullah, Borhannudin and Garmjani, Maryam Gholampour and Motevalli, Saeid (2013) Review of critical thinking and fighting spirit among athletes. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, 3 (3). pp. 169-177. ISSN 2220-8488; ESSN: 2221-0989


This paper is written as a conceptual paper where the main purpose is to discuss about the importance of critical thinking and fighting spirit on athlete’s performance. Cognitive approach as one of the famous approaches in psychology concentrates on the important role of mental processes such as processing and remembering new information, developing language, problem solving, and thinking. Moreover, critical thinking specifically emphasises on some cognitive processes which attempt to minimize the influence of preconceptions and biases while rationally assessing evidence and signs, concluding on the base of interpretation of evidences and signs, and concerning alternative explanations. On the other hand, fighting spirit refers to the internal motivation due to enhance the athletes’ performance through the sport competition. The authors explain the definitions of cognitive approach, critical thinking, fighting spirit as internal motivation among athletes, and also a briefly discussion on importance of critical thinking skills among athletes are included in the discussion. Future direction in critical thinking research and fighting spirit among athletes is brought up as well suggestion to psychologists and sport psychologist to embark critical thinking research.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Educational Studies
Sport Academy
Publisher: Center for Promoting Ideas (CPI), USA
Keywords: Cognitive approach; Critical thinking; Fighting spirit; Athletes
Depositing User: Emelda Mohd Hamid
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2014 05:00
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2016 01:24
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/29015
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