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The Multi-States (MuSt) Theory for Emotion- and Action-regulation in Sports (2021)


Ruiz, Montse C.; Bortoli, Laura; Robazza, Claudio (2021). The Multi-States (MuSt) Theory for Emotion- and Action-regulation in Sports. In Ruiz, Montse C.; Robazza, Claudio (Eds.) Feelings in Sport : Theory, Research, and Practical Implications for Performance and Well-being. New York: Routledge, 3-17. DOI: 10.4324/9781003052012-2


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Publication details

All authors or editors: Ruiz, Montse C.; Bortoli, Laura; Robazza, Claudio

Parent publication: Feelings in Sport : Theory, Research, and Practical Implications for Performance and Well-being

Parent publication editors: Ruiz, Montse C.; Robazza, Claudio

ISBN: 978-0-367-25381-3

eISBN: 978-1-003-05201-2

Publication year: 2021

Pages range: 3-17

Number of pages in the book: 270

Publisher: Routledge

Place of Publication: New York

Publication country: United States

Publication language: English

DOI: http://doi.org/10.4324/9781003052012-2

Open Access: Publication channel is not openly available

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/71747


Abstract

Feeling states – including emotional experiences – are fundamental to human adaptation, as they influence effort, attention, decision making, memory, and behavioural responses of individuals, as well as their interpersonal interactions. Thus, the ability to self-regulate is crucial for athletic success. This chapter presents the multi-states (MuSt) theory as a holistic approach for both emotion- and action-centred self-regulation for performance enhancement and optimisation. Central to the MuSt theory is the notion that a combination of emotion- and action-regulation strategies is more effective than focusing on one aspect alone. In this chapter, we describe psychobiosocial feeling states and core action components – the most relevant components of functional performance – as the targets for self-regulation. We then present guidelines for the identification, prediction, and regulation of optimal and dysfunctional psychobiosocial feeling states and core action components. Finally, we discuss avenues for future research and practical implications.


Keywords: emotions; self-regulation (adjustment); sports; sport psychology


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Preliminary JUFO rating: 3


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