iceberg profile


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iceberg profile

The profile of a person with a psychological outlook characterized by more vigor and less tension, depression, anger, fatigue, and confusion than is found in others. This type of affect often is found in elite athletes and others with physically active lifestyles.
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Iceberg profile of moodstates.

iceberg profile

in sport psychology, a proposed ideal profile of moodstate for elite performers, characterized by low scores on negative moods (specifically tension, depression, anger, fatigue and confusion) and high scores on positive moods (specifically vigour). Known as 'iceberg' because, according to this proposition, when elite performers' moodstate scores are standardized and plotted they should show an iceberg-shaped profile with negative mood scores lying below the mean and the vigour score lying above the mean.
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A task orientation, in combination with sensation seeking, may be linked to mood states reflective of the iceberg profile, known to be associated with successful performance.
The results of this study were consistent with previous investigations that have suggested that successful performance is characterized by the iceberg profile (Furst et al.
Using the original POMS, Terry and Lane (2000) showed that an iceberg profile was the normal mood for athletes.
Psychological characteristics of elite visually impaired athletes: The iceberg profile.