Wolpe's principle

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A principle of reciprocal inhibition that assumes that a detrimental response (e.g. muscle tension associated with a stressful situation) can be eliminated by the presence of an antagonistic response (e.g. relaxation). Wolpe's principle is applied when athletes relax in preparation for a potentially stressful event.

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

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