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Sports and Aggressive Behavior Sport and aggressive behavior Do sports create aggressive behavior or simply attract people who are already aggressive Aggression and sport have gone together as long as sports have been around be it the players themselves to the parents coaches or spectators they just seem to be an inseparable part of each other The term violence is defined as physical assault based on total disregard for the well being of self and others or the intent to injure another person 2 Coakley Intimidation usually does not cause physical harm but often is designed to produce psychological consequences enabling one person to physically over power or dominate another These statements as defined by the author Jay J Coakley is what people today have made a must part on sport Pleasure and participation sports absolutely cannot be grouped with power and performance sports when in relation to aggressionPleasure sports are simply played for pleasure Score is usually not kept The athletes participating are usually on occasion doing it for fun and exercise A majority of athletes who have been playing sports since they were little have probably been pounded into their heads that to be successful in sport you need to be aggressive and at some times unnecessary Also that to get what you want you have to go at it with all force Not that this is wrong but this attitude in todays society has been a major problem factor to the athletes when they get older to get into trouble with the law Those long-term effects of so called discipline patterns develops these destructive behaviors 9 Montague Although some people are still in belief that aggressive behaviors in all forms are grounded into instincts but they also relate these actions to sports Their parents played who were known for their aggressive behavior so the child feels that they have to live up to that expectation 6 Storr Athletes do have to
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