Norman Triplett's scientific contributions

Citations

... Adequate pacing behaviour is critical in sports as it facilitates optimal performance [3,4]. In sports settings, numerous lab and field studies consistently revealed that the social environment is an influential factor in athletes' pacing and performance [5][6][7][8][9][10][11], as first observed by Triplett [12]. In head-to-head sports, such as cycling, running, and speed skating, opponents can act as social placebos, inviting changes in athletes' pacing behaviour [6,7,10] impacting positively on performance [8,13,14], while their rate of perceived exertion remains the same [15]. ...