Arsène didn’t see it: coaching, research and the promise of a discursive psychology

Miller, Paul K. (2012) Arsène didn’t see it: coaching, research and the promise of a discursive psychology. International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching, 7 (4). pp. 615-628. Full text not available from this repository.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1260/1747-9541.7.4.615

Abstract

For twenty five years the discursive psychological perspective has been at the vanguard of innovative research in social psychology, producing high-detail systematic analyses of dynamic, constructive language use in a wide range of practical settings. To date, it has found applications in the study of medical communication, racism, political discourse, emotion and accounts of success and failure in sport, to highlight but a few. Its lack of headway in the specific study of coaching is perhaps, therefore, somewhat surprising given the transparently task-focused character of many naturally-occurring verbal activities in the domain. This paper draws on salient literature and two brief case studies in illustrating some of the ways that the perspective can inform an approach to coaching interaction that does not draw on ontologically-problematic cognitivist assumptions regarding the relationship between thought and action. A foundational argument is then made for greater engagement with Discursive Psychology within the broader realm of coaching science.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching
Publisher: Multi-science
Departments: Faculty of Health and Science > Medical and Sports Sciences > Sports and Physical Activity > Sport
Depositing User: Paul Miller
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2013 15:00
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2016 16:10
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/1448

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