Head injuries, different socioeconomic factors, and disregard for rules of the game are some of the things that feed into the violence. Sports leagues in the US are not always equivalent in terms of violence, as it occurs more in some sports than others. Although violence is seen mostly as a negative thing, there are ways that it can be positive as well. When it comes to violence in sport, people's opinions and thoughts vary, and range from very strongly, to none at all. Pros of Violence in Sport Some sports are popularized solely on the promise of violence.
The biological theory sees aggression as a basic, innate human characteristic, in which sports is seen as a socially acceptable way to discharge built-up aggression(170). The psychological theo... ... middle of paper ... ...ect for authority, but that we have lost respect for each other. Our society’s preoccupation with winning has caused sports stars to play with the intensity of emotion, which leads to violence. While most occurrences of violence come from players, others, including coaches, parents, fans, and the media, also contribute to the increasing violence in sports today. Fans seem to emulate the violence they watch in sports and spectator violence is increasing as participant injuries rise(Yeager 11).
It is the use of excessive physical force, which causes or has obvious potential to cause harm or destruction. Violence in sports is not limited to men. When women do violence in sport, it may be seen as a sign of commitment or skill, but it’s not seen as proof of femininity. But athletes learn to use violence as a strategy, even though it may cause pain or injury. Violence in sports is not new to our society, but the violence of the spectators has increased.
Violence is now becoming an integral part of modern day media and youth is spending excessive time on watching it. A reduction in exposure to violent media will reduce its impact but still it is unclear what type of involvement is required to reduce its impact. More extensive researches are required for the better understanding of psychological process and eventually lead to the reduction of media violence impact. ( Villani;2001) expresses her opinion that various media categories mainly movies, music, advertisement, video games, internet etc. Violent and aggressive behavior is an after effect of excessive exposure to the media and it even increases the use of alcohol and cigarette among the
Many professional athletes have been looked upon as a problem before they become pro because of certain violence problems they have had in the past. And in many cases it has hurt player in where they are drafted and the money that they make. Others theories have to do with what each sport allows to occur. In a sport such as hockey, where people are expected to hit and check each other as hard as they can into the boards, sooner or later a fight will break out. Many people who follow hockey watch it just for the fights and when a fight occurs they cheer on their favorite player in the fight.
Sports was a way to prove that you or your team was the best, and was going to lay it out all on the field. Some sports have brought people together such as soccer being a world wide sport with almost every country participating in it. However, sports can also create bitter rivals and make a game mean something more than just a game, it means war. With more rivals this creates a warrior mentality and can lead to the mind set of completely destroying the opponent whatever the cost. This cost can result in serious injuries.
Some assaults have, with notable frequency brought on criminal charges. (Standen). An NHL fight left Marty McSorley suspended for most of a season and he was charged with assault by the Vancouver Police (Wann). They are given the OK to go and hit the opponent as hard as they can (Standen). There are other factors that also drive aggression: financial incentive, the pressure to excel, and the want to stand out are all factors that drive players to be aggressive (Piper).
Blood doping can cause serious damage to the body by increasing the white blood cells and can also result in the reduction of the platelet count. In conclusion, every athletes dreams to be the best player in the sport they play. Most of them will stop at anything to get the success they want, even if it means to break the rules. The use of the PEDs is therefore very popular in athletes as it gives an upper edge over other competitors. Athletes often forget the ill effects of the PEDs and lend themselves in the dark pit hole of mental and physical distress.
This can be a public place, the place of work or the domestic environment. When the athletes transfer their hostile behavior into these avenues, it is termed as violence many legal action can be taken against them. Athletes are national heroes who are held in high regard. When their reputation gets very high and they fail to realize that they are still accountable for their actions regardless of the position they hold in their societies, athletes can turn into violent activities. They become egocentric and selfish-centered, forgetting that their moral conduct should be put at check just as any other citizen.
Sports and Aggressive Behavior Sport and aggressive behavior, Do sports create aggressive behavior, or simply attract people who are already aggressive? Aggression and sport have gone together as long as sports have been around, be it the players themselves, to the parents, coaches, or spectators, they just seem to be an inseparable part of each other. The term violence is defined as physical assault based on total disregard for the well being of self and others, or the intent to injure another person (2. Coakley). Intimidation usually does not cause physical harm, but often is designed to produce psychological consequences, enabling one person to physically over power or dominate another.