Wrestling in Iran: where old meets new in sport psychology

Hamzeh, Khosro and Terry, Peter C. (2014) Wrestling in Iran: where old meets new in sport psychology. In: Secrets of Asian sport psychology. Asian-South Pacific Association of Sport Psychology, Hong Kong, pp. 404-430. ISBN 978-0-9924576-7

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Wrestling is traditionally regarded as the national sport of Iran, even though it has been overtaken by football as the country's most popular sport. Wrestling is viewed by many as more than just as a sport, rather as an integral part of Iranian culture. Champion wrestlers are revered as national heroes who are seen as protectors of the poor and role models for society. There are many variations of wrestling in different parts of Iran that are unique to those regions. Indeed, every province in Iran has its own particular style of wrestling. Traditional Iranian forms of wrestling bear close similarities to Olympic Freestyle wrestling.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2014 University of Southern Queensland. This publication is copyright. It may be reproduced in whole or in part for the purposes of study, research, or review, but is subject to the inclusion of an acknowledgment of the source.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Psychology, Counselling and Community
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2015 01:37
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2017 05:25
Uncontrolled Keywords: mood; emotion; Iran; athletes; champions; Olympic Games; national identity
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170114 Sport and Exercise Psychology
16 Studies in Human Society > 1601 Anthropology > 160104 Social and Cultural Anthropology
16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160806 Social Theory
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/26927

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