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Psychological characteristics of male and female bodybuilders: The iceberg profile.
novice), small to moderate pre-performance mood effects were demonstrated between successful and less successful performance, from individuals of similar achievement levels, all in the direction of Morgan's (1985) iceberg profile.
The iceberg profile is characterized as the scores for the five negative mood states (anger, confusion, depression, fatigue, tension) all falling below the population mean (T score of 50), and the one positive mood state (vigor) approximately one standard deviation (T score of 60) above the population mean.
Morgan (1985) termed this the iceberg profile due to its shape when depicted graphically with the population average representing the water-line.