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Loneliness and emotional blunting in elite sport

Loneliness and emotional blunting in elite sport

Gorczynski, Paul ORCID: 0000-0001-8876-8935 , Miller Aron, Cindy and Reardon, Claudia L. (2024) Loneliness and emotional blunting in elite sport. In: Prabhakar, D., (ed.) Advances in psychiatry and behavioral health 4.1. Elsevier. (In Press)

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Loneliness is an emotional state, where an individual feels dissatisfied that their social needs are not being addressed through desired quantities or qualities of social interactions. Emotional blunting is a reduced ability to feel positive and negative emotions as well as an overall reduction in feeling a range of emotions. Emotional blunting may occur in the form of feelings of detachment, be they from oneself, from others, or from things and activities. Loneliness and emotional blunting are symptoms that are associated with physical, mental, and social health needs that impact the quality of life of the athlete and their performance. Limited data exists for both types of symptoms, and epidemiological evidence is needed to help create evidence-based resources and treatment options within in elite sport.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: mental health mental disorders; loneliness; emotional blunting; elite sport; athletes
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > School of Human Sciences (HUM)
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2024 12:56

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