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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This pattern of mood states, known as the iceberg profile, has been recognized to distinguish between successful and less successful sport performances (Beedie et al.
The present results indicated that a task orientation and sensation seeking were significantly related to the mood states of vigor, tension, and anger, in a manner consistent with the iceberg profile, known to be aligned with successful sport performance.
Not only did the winning tennis players exhibit the iceberg profile, but they also had lower total mood disturbance scores than the losing tennis players.
Psychological characteristics of elite wheelchair athletes: The iceberg profile.