The Psychology of Skateboarding

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Lecturers mike Boyd of CSUF and Mi-Sook Kim of UCSF studied amateur skateboarders to find out whether they match a profile that characterizes successful Olympic athletes known as the Iceberg Profile. Some 68 skateboarders were paid $2 each to participate in the 2000-01 study. Boyd and Kim found that skateboarders, who are both task-oriented and sensation-seeking have similar levels of tension, anger and vigor to successful Olympians.

The above is from an article that appears on the OC Register, an Orange County, CA news site.

An interesting read, especially since there are 12 million skaters out there. Here’s the full article.

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  • May 21, 2009 at 2:17 pm
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