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David Light Shields, PhD, is an affiliate associate professor at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and author of True Competition: A Guide to Pursuing Excellence in Sport and Society. In this first section of a two-part interview, David shares his views on competition within sport and various other environments by answering the following questions:

  • What is your response to the argument that competition can sometimes be a harmful element in our society?
  • Why is it important to distinguish competition from "decompetition?"
  • Is there evidence showing that athletes can actually increase their performance when engaging in true competition?


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