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Chapter 16

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University of Guelph
PSYC 3480
Anneke Olthof

Chapter 16 – Handling Losses  Self-doubt, blame, feelings of helplessness, anger, and depression = emotions associated with losing. However, it is what individuals do after losing that is important  Losing should not be perceived same as being personally defeated - has to be kept in perspective; it doesn’t mean that you are a lesser person, inadequate, or incompetent  Loss has to be addressed and interpreted as opportunity for learning and chance for personal and team growth o Make something positive out of a negative o Once game is over competitors and coaches have to accept what happened, think about what went wrong, take long-term perspective, and focus on both short-term (next practice, next game/competition) and long-term goals  Losing can be an excellent motivator for change and improvement Emphasize Positive Strategies  Don’t take defeat personally o You lost, get over it. If you define yourself and your career by losses you really are defeated. Coping with loss is life lesson in personal development, not just a sporting experience  Learn from errors and analyze what went wrong o Be objective and review facts in critical manner that increases self-awareness of what has to be changed and acted upon  Review positives in your play, and why and how they occurred o Highlight successes
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