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[…] “we” depends on internalisation of membership into players’ self-concept. In our White Paper The New Science of Great Sports Teams we explain the conditions that make the internalisation of an identity more likely and many of […]
[…] Our research into successful teams shows that they demonstrate what psychologists call strong Social Identities. This means that team members have internalised their membership of the team, making it part of their sense of “who they are” and contributing directly to their self-esteem. When the team does well, those who strongly identify with it feel a direct increase in their self-esteem – they feel good, they feel pride. They are acting out of self-interest but the self they are putting first is “us”. This has a profound impact on their behaviour as they act to create situations that increase pride in the team and minimise situations that reduce it. To find out more about the research download our White Paper on The New Science of Great Sports Teams. […]
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