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Title

The Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Awareness on Attitudes Towards Fighting in Professional Ice Hockey

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Keywords

Hockey players--Wounds and injuries; Brain--Wounds and injuries; Hockey--Public opinion;

Abstract

Our research question centers on whether awareness of long-term traumatic brain injuries, such as Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), in professional athletes has an effect on attitudes towards fighting in professional ice hockey. Our results indicate that support for fighting in ice hockey is decreased when participants are informed about CTE.

Start Date

1-4-2015 2:00 PM

End Date

1-4-2015 4:00 PM

Faculty Advisor

Carolyn Hildebrandt

Department

Department of Psychology

Embargo Date

3-15-2015

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The Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Awareness on Attitudes Towards Fighting in Professional Ice Hockey

Our research question centers on whether awareness of long-term traumatic brain injuries, such as Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), in professional athletes has an effect on attitudes towards fighting in professional ice hockey. Our results indicate that support for fighting in ice hockey is decreased when participants are informed about CTE.