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empathy

Michael Kent

in The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine

Third edition

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780198568506
Published online January 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780191727788
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The ability to project oneself into the situation of another person and thereby understand the feelings and thoughts of that person. Empathy is an important characteristic of an effective coach–athlete relationship, since an athlete's problems can only be understood if the coach experiences the athlete's subjective perception of the problems. ...

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