The psychological, psychophysical and ergogenic effects of music in sport: a review and synthesis

Karageorghis, Costas I. and Terry, Peter C. (2008) The psychological, psychophysical and ergogenic effects of music in sport: a review and synthesis. In: Sporting sounds: relationships between sport and music. Taylor & Francis (Routledge), London, United Kingdom. ISBN 0415443679

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[Introduction]: Music has become almost omnipresent in sport and exercise environments. It blares out in gymnasiums, football stadiums and even in swimming pools
through underwater speakers. Music is part-and-parcel of the modern-day sporting spectacle, while the advent of the iPod™ has better enabled athletes to cocoon themselves in their own auditory world. Does the use of music in
sport actually yield higher performance levels or does it simply make sports participation and training more enjoyable? If music does indeed increase work output or enjoyment of a sporting activity, how can we go about maximising such benefits? These questions will be addressed within this chapter using the authors’ research findings and examples from their applied work with elite

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to paper due to publisher copyright restrictions.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Psychology
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2008 05:49
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2016 02:43
Uncontrolled Keywords: music; sport; music in sport
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170114 Sport and Exercise Psychology
19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing > 190408 Music Therapy

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