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Who's mental? Who's tough and who's both? Mutton constructs dressed up as lamb

Andersen, Mark B (2011) Who's mental? Who's tough and who's both? Mutton constructs dressed up as lamb. In: Mental toughness in sport : developments in research and theory. Gucciardi, Daniel F and Gordan, Sandy, eds. Routledge Research in Sport and Exercise Science . Routledge, Abington, Oxon, U.K. ; New York, pp. 69-88.

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In Australia, we use the phrase 'mutton dresssed up as lamb' to describe an older man or woman who acts and dresses as if they were younger, newer and fresher than they actually are. Much of the mental toughness literature, and some in particular (e.g. Clough et al., 2002), appears to contain ideas and constructs (e.g. hardiness, resilience) that have been around for decades but are now repackaged or re-dressed into something that, on the surface, looks new but is probably not as fresh as its champions suggest.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 9780415572989 (print), 9780203855775 (online)
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID23463, motivation, competitiveness, self-belief, positive cognition, concentration, behaviour, development, attention, psychometrics, sports, athletes, sport psychology
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL)
FOR Classification > 1701 Psychology
SEO Classification > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
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Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2012 22:58
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2012 23:02
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