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The Psychology Of Sport, Performance And Ethics

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As Simon et al. (2018) recently noted, sport plays a significant role in the lives of millions of people throughout the world. Countless individuals participate actively in sports, and still more are spectators, fans, and critics of sport. Even those who are unconcerned with sports, bored by them, or critical ...

As Simon et al. (2018) recently noted, sport plays a significant role in the lives of millions of people throughout the world. Countless individuals participate actively in sports, and still more are spectators, fans, and critics of sport. Even those who are unconcerned with sports, bored by them, or critical of athletic rivalry often will be significantly affected by them, either because of their relationships with enthusiasts or, more importantly, because of the impact of sport on our language, thought, and culture. Because sports are a meaningful form of social activity that affects so many structures including politics, the economy, and, perhaps, the values of citizens, they raise a wide range of issues, some of which are objective or empirical in character. While research in sport has made tremendous advances in characterizing many contextual and social factors some promote or hinder dishonesty.
In addition, the advance of technology and spread and growth of social media use and enormous sums of money invested in sport raise many significant and ethical questions worth of asking and answering.
Thus, the aim of this Research Topic is to assemble both applied or theoretical research from experts within the field of sport psychology, sociology, performance and exercise or any correlated field.

We encourage interdisciplinary papers submissions regarding, but not limited to, the following topics:

• Conceptual and ethical matters of sport, performance and exercise
• Decision making and refereeing
• Ethical issues in physical activity and sport
• Field experiments in behavioral ethics
• Psycho-Social issues of sporting dilemmas
• Cognitive and physiological processes underlying cheating behavior
• The use of performance enhancing drugs and substances
• The ever-growing conflict between money and values
• Social media uses, gratifications and moral issues in sport



Research of an empirical nature, qualitative, quantitative or mixed analyses, and case studies involving sport related phenomena will be considered. Longitudinal or cross-sectional studies that deals with distinctions among cultures will equally be considered.
Submission of other psychology of performance and exercise issues in sport topics are also welcome and encouraged to be discussed with the editors.


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

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27 August 2020 Manuscript

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