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Passion

  • By: Jérémie Verner-Filion & Robert J. Vallerand
  • In: Encyclopedia of Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Edited by: Robert C. Eklund & Gershon Tenenbaum
  • Subject:Sport & Exercise Psychology, Health Psychology / Behavioral Medicine

The dualistic model of passion (DMP) describes two types of passion, namely harmonious and obsessive passion. This model allows for a better understanding of the passion of people involved in sport (athletes, coaches, referees, and fans) as well as the outcomes they experience.

The DMP defines passion as a strong inclination toward a self-defining ...

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