Affect in Wheelchair Athletes

One of our award recipients, Frazer Atkinson, studied 327 wheelchair athletes this spring. Frazer found that athletes, in general, wanted to be perfectionists and had high involvement in prosocial behaviors. One of my favorite aspects of sport is that it builds communities of people - this is especially important for people with disabilities who face a lot of barriers to social opportunities. Athletes also reported some altruistic behaviors outside of sports. Great study.