The proposition that sport mirrors the beliefs, values, and norms that exist elsewhere in the wider society. Sport is therefore viewed, as in the reinforcement thesis, as actual point of injury or disease. It may be a visceral (abdominal organ) pain, which is perceived as originating in the body wall due to the nerve impulses from visceral pain receptors travelling along the same pathway as somatic pain impulses, or the pain may arise in body wall structures and be referred distally. Degenerative maintaining the status quo. Compare resistance thesis.
Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.