EMOTIONS IN HIGH-RISK SPORTS
Kletterer in Felswand

Adolescents participate in sports for a variety of reasons. However, a subset of people seems to enjoy participating in very-high-risk sports and seeks out extreme experiences and activities. To put oneself purposefully in a position of risk in a world that increasingly stresses the importance of safety, may appear paradoxical, but recent studies suggest that the practice of high-risk sport may reflect more a means of emotion self-regulation than simply sensation seeking.

 

The aim of the project is to investigate the relationship between risk-taking behavior in sports and decision-making, emotion regulation and feelings of flow.