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Wolverhampton Intellectual Repository and E-Theses > School of Sport, Performing Arts and Leisure > Research Centre for Sport, Exercise and Performance > Sport Performance > “I try to catch them right on the tip of his nose, because I try to punch the bone into the brain”: Ethical issues working in professional boxing.

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Title: “I try to catch them right on the tip of his nose, because I try to punch the bone into the brain”: Ethical issues working in professional boxing.
Authors: Lane, Andrew M.
Citation: Athletic Insight: the Online Journal of Sport Psychology, 10(4)
Publisher: Athletic Insight, Inc.
Journal: Athletic Insight: the Online Journal of Sport Psychology
Issue Date: 2008
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2436/48957
Additional Links: http://www.athleticinsight.com/Vol10Iss4/Boxing.htm
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Abstract: Boxing can be a brutal sport. At face value, the intention is to win contests by injuring your opponent. The intent of boxers coupled with the serious medical effects of participation suggest it contravenes a number of ethical guidelines for an applied psychologist, including social responsibility, respect of the welfare of people’s right and dignity and avoiding harm (American Psychological Association, 2002, see http://www.apa.org/ethics/code2002.html#3_04). With this in mind, applied practitioners mish wish to avoid opportunities to work in professional boxing based on it being ethically unsound. This article explores some of these issues, drawing on experiences as a consultant working with professional boxers. Case study data is presented on the psychological preparation of boxers.
Type: Article
Language: en
Description: Open access journal. Athletic Insight - The Online Journal of Sport Psychology offers a FREE e-mail notification service of new content.
Keywords: Ethics
Social responsibility
Applied psychology
Sports psychology
Boxing
ISSN: 1536-0431
Appears in Collections: Sport Performance

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