Textual Research Report


  1. My program of study is Pure and Applied Science.
  2. Why did the players on my soccer team start a fight against the other team?



Scholarly articles :

  1. Kim, Jun Woo, and Seung Hoon Jeong. “The Role of Causal Attributions in Sport Consumers’ Emotions and Satisfaction Judgment.” Social Behavior and Personality: An International Journal Soc Behav Personal 43.5 (2015): 803-14. Web.
  • This article focuses on the emotional impact of a sport on an individual. The part of this article that can relate to one of the ideas I want to incorporate in my article, is the study they made. They examined a group of individuals and their emotions while watching and playing a sport. This can further help me understand the emotional state of the players on my team when they were fighting.
  1. Volkow, Nora. “Addiction.” Catecholamine Research in the 21st Century (2014): 166. Web.
  • This scientific article focuses on how addiction affects the brain. Unlike the others, this article can be used for the scientific part of my article. The studies and information contained in this article will help me describe (in laymen terms) how addiction affects the brain. There is an interesting part about the idea that all people are addicted to something in their lives and that it can sometimes be something positive.
  1. Milyavskaya, Marina, M. Joy Mcclure, Denise Ma, Richard Koestner, and John Lydon. “Attachment Moderates the Effects of Autonomy-supportive and Controlling Interpersonal Primes on Intrinsic Motivation.” Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science / Revue Canadienne Des Sciences Du Comportement 44.4 (2012): 278-87. Web.
  • The authors of this long article describe in great detail the effects of attachment in the brain. This is once again a scientific article and will help me describe the complex scientific theories of the brain. A very interesting idea I found here was that attachment to material things in people’s lives have more often positive than negative effects.
  1. Goldstein, Jeffrey H. Sports, Games, and Play: Social and Psychological Viewpoints. Hillsdale, NJ: L. Erlbaum Associates, 1979. Print.
  • Jeffrey Goldstein in this book focuses on the reasons why people are invested in sports. He mentions that when people become invested in a sport, they become part of a team or a group. This provides a feeling of being united with others which can be lacking in some people. This can help me explain why soccer meant so much to my teammates.
  1. Hutter, Mark, and Anthony Walsh. “The Science of Love: Understanding Love and Its Effects on Mind and Body.” Contemporary Sociology 21.3 (1992): 387. Web.
  • This book focuses on how love affects someone. The part of this book I want to focus on is how love affects the brain. The authors of this book have focuses very precisely on how love affects someone emotionally. An important aspect of this book was the idea that love can strongly influence somebody’s actions; whether those actions involve school or sports.

Others :

  1.  “Is Violence in Sports Inevitable?” N.p., n.d. Web. <http://news.discovery.com/adventure/violence-sports-football-120307.htm

–       This internet article described how prominent sports are in violence. (Focusing more on professional sports teams) It will help me when I want to focus on the violent event that happened between my team and the other team. This has helped me understand all the reasons why violence is present in sports. The idea from this article that I want to focus on is how violence will always occur in sports no matter which sport someone is playing or in what condition they are in emotionally.

  1. 2. Silverman, Steven. “The Negative Effects of Youth Sports.” LIVESTRONG.COM. LIVESTRONG.COM, 26 Apr. 2015. Web. 10 Mar. 2016. <http://www.livestrong.com/article/95532-negative-effects-youth-sports/&gt;.

This internet article describes the negative side of sports with three main categories: coaching, injuries and parental pressure. In my article, I want to view sports as a positive thing in someone’s life. This article views the negative aspects of being part of a sports team. An interesting aspect is the idea that the coach of a team can determine how someone feels about a sport which relates to my coach walking off the pitch during the fight.

  1. Ketchum, Dan. “The Effects of Sports on Emotional Health.” The Effects of Sports on Emotional Health. Demand Media, n.d. Web. 10 Mar. 2016. <http://healthyliving.azcentral.com/effects-sports-emotional-health-6567.html&gt;.

This internet article focuses on the emotional effects of sports. The author here states that people who are too invested in a sport may have negative emotional health because of how much emphasis they are putting into it. I want to argue against this idea and explain how over investing in a sport can sometimes provide someone with emotional benefits.

  1. Van Schaik, Thomas. “The Psychology Of Social Sports Fans: What Makes Them So Crazy?” Sports Networker. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Mar. 2016. <http://www.sportsnetworker.com/2012/02/15/the-psychology-of-sports-fans-what-makes-them-so-crazy/&gt;.

– This internet article focuses on the attachment of fans and players to the sport they love. Van Schaik explains that a sports fan or player invested in a team for many years feels sadness most of the time because most teams are losers in competitive leagues. On the other hand, they feel satisfied when they have stayed with their teams for long periods of time and finally end up winning. This relates to the players on my soccer team.

         5. “Exhaustion.” – Training, Exercise, Muscle. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Mar. 2016. <http://www.faqs.org/sports-science/Dr-Fo/Exhaustion.html&gt;.

This article describes exhaustion in sports players. The part of this article that I can use in my work is the part about mental exhaustion. It is stated in this article that athletes or players of a sports team, when having to play more than 4 times a week, can start to lose motivation and have negative thoughts about the sport. My article will focus on arguing against this point in some circumstances.


Lab #6

Part 1

I sat there on the bench watching: the stands were large but almost empty. There were only a few friends from the other team watching and laughing at us. The field we played on was actually a tennis field with the nets removed. I turned to my coach but he wasn’t there: slowly walking away with his briefcase he never used. On one side, half my team was in an all-out fist fight against the other team, screaming and yelling. Nearby, the other half of my team were passing the ball around and taking shots on net. It was at that point that I realized what a sport really is.

Part 2

Sports do not affect everyone the same way. There is however one important factor that is present in all sports that affects the player the most. This factor is the coaching. The coach decides who plays, how to play and when to play. This can greatly affect the way a person feels about a sport because with all these decisions the coach makes. As stated by livestrong.com, it can “make the experience enjoyable or miserable.” (livestrong.com) To be attached to a sport, as a fan or a player, you need to have a “deep emotional investment” in it, as stated on sportsnetworker.com. In other words, someone who feels pain and happiness with the outcome of a sports game is attached to that sport. This means that coaching can determine if a person is attached to a sport or not.

Part 3

A lot of people play hockey in the world. According to cbc.ca, more than 1 200 000 people over 15 years old play organized hockey in a league. There is also more than 2 300 000 people who play hockey in the US.

Part 4



Lab #5

Part 1

  1. Why did the players on my team start a  fist fight against the other team?
  • Addiction affects on the brain
  • Love affects on the brain
  • Attachment affects on the brain
  • Training Athletes
  • Leadership (people who have been part of a team for a long time, for example, the captain of a soccer team)
  • Hoarders
  • Famous sports fights
  • Amount of kids in organized sports in Montreal
  • Popularity of sports
  • Violence in sports

Part 2

This article on discovery.com described how prominent violence is in sports. I described incidents where  players purposely hurt others with the goal of winning the game. This is why it was not very useful to my topic.

This article showed all the responsibilities a captain of a sports team needs to deal with. This helped because it relates to the dedication and attachment people can have to a sport.

Part 3

This scholarly article gave a lot of information about how addiction affects the brain. It forces someone to be bound to whatever it is they are addicted to.

This scholarly article explains how people can be attached to things that are not a person. For example a toy, clothes or a sport they play. It can be useful when I need to explain how the people on my team have become attached to the sport of soccer.

Part 4

This article describes negative psychological impacts from sports. It focuses on the coach: how having bad coach can ruin someone’s feeling about a sport. Also, a large amoun tof pressure from parents can ruin a kid’s feelings about a sport. It can feel more like a chore than something fun.

This article demonstrates that people that play sports can lead to unhealthy aggression and competitive attitudes. People with sports injuries can have negative emotions like boredom and depression.

Part 5