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4 The Importance of Subjective Experiences in Physical Activity
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KIN 170 Chapter 4 - Chapter 4 - Objectives Objectives (continued) Learn about 4 commonly overlooked truths about physical activity Learn about the nature of subjective experiences of physical activity Learn what makes physical activity enjoyable, boring, or frustrating
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KIN 170 Chapter 4 - Chapter 4 - Objectives Objectives (continued) Learn how individual preferences, tastes, dispositions, activity history, and personal circumstances contribute to subjective experiences Learn about the subjective experiences of watching sport and how vicarious factors affect the spectator
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KIN 170 Questions to consider: What about exercise do you find enjoyable? Not enjoyable? Why do you play sports? Not play? What similarities (differences) do you see between work and sport? What similarities (differences) exist between physical exhaustion/tiredness in sport and exercise and that experienced in labor tasks?
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Four Truths About Four Truths About Sport and Exercise Sport and Exercise Always accompanied by subjective experiences Subjective experiences are unique Might do physical activities without ever asking why or understanding purpose Unlikely to be meaningful unless enjoyable
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KIN 170 Subjective experiences are important. Gestures (e.g., jumping up and down) are expressions of subjective experiences. Complete understanding of physical activity must take into account: intellectual, emotional, and spiritual responses as well as physiological responses. Always accompanied by subjective experiences- (continued)
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KIN 170 Subjective experiences refer to the entire range of emotional and cognitive reactions, dispositions, knowledges, and meanings derived from physical activity. How physical activity makes us feel is a personal matter that may determine whether or not we engage in physical activity. Always accompanied by subjective experiences- (continued)
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KIN 170 All physical activities are different (kicking a ball vs. typing). We seek out exercises and sport because they supply us with unique forms of human experiences which typically differ from those of our everyday lives. Subjective experiences are unique-
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KIN 170 Participation is often spontaneous. We may focus on competition or achieving goals (e.g., becoming fit) without thinking about the subjective nature of physical activity. We might perform physical activities without understanding why-
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KIN 170 Physical activity is unlikely to be meaningful unless it is enjoyable-
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One of the primary reasons we participate in exercise and sport is that they supply us with unique forms of subjective experience that are not available in other daily activities.
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