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International sporting events have an influence on our appreciation of well-being

International sporting events have an influence on our appreciation of well-being International sporting events have an influence on our appreciation of well-being
Source: Charis Tsevis
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In an event such as the Soccer World Cup, the phenomenon of increased identification with the team and greater national pride has been referred to as the “feel-good effect at mega sports events“. Such events facilitate social connections and have an influence on our emotions: they are sources of joy and frustration, anger and pride, depression and enthusiasm; and ultimately affect what psychologist call the “subjective well-being” – which is, as a key concept in positive psychology, our own appreciation of one’s life in global terms.

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Source : Soccer results affect subjective well-being, but only briefly: a smartphone study during the 2014 FIFA World Cup, 2015

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