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Glossary of Sports Psychology 2

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Body image
the image or picture that a person has about his/her body
overtraining
training beyond the level that is ideal for maximum benefit
exercise addiction
psychophysiological dependence on a regular regimen of exercise
Staleness
initial failure of the body to adapt to training stress
fat phobia
abnormal fear of becoming fat due to overeating
diurectics
any drug that elevates the rate of urination and thus provides a means of forced diuresis
Lanugo
athlete grows thin layer of hair on top of skin to counter lower body weight. amenorrhea
team cohesion
a dynamic process that is reflected in the tendency for a group or team to stick together and remain united in the pursuit of goals and objectives
female athlete triad
athletic and social pressure leading to disordered eating with low nutrient levels and cal intake leading to amenorrhea and decreased calcium and protein leading to osteoporosis
amenorrhea
absence of three menstrual cycles in a row and no known illness
thanatology
retirement from sport akin to a social death, isolation and rejection from peer group
social gerontology
aging as natural, eventually cycles out to allow younger athlete to cycle in. does not work well for those who do not adjust well
placebo effect
the phenomenon of an inert substance resulting in a patients medical improvement
tolerance
subjects reaction to drug decreases
gene doping
the non therapeutic us of cells genes genetic elements or of the modulation of gene expression having the capacity to improve athletic performance

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