sport psychology


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sport psychology

the application of psychological science to the study and understanding of human behaviour and mind in sport, and to the enhancement of performance in sport. Includes the areas of motor learning, sport skill acquisition, motivation and psychological skills training.
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Whaley is the Chair of the Health and Exercise Psychology Committee for the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology (AAASP).
Drawing on positive psychology and sport psychology, and her experiences as an elite athlete and performance psychologist, she explains how to focus on what is already good in daily living and training and how to experience positive emotions in the weeks and months before a key performance, as well as the importance of using willpower and developing habits of learning, instead of chronically judging oneself.
In both the general psychology and sport psychology literature, the rather nebulous construct that distinguishes successful from non-successful performers has been variously referred to as "willpower," "volition," "tough-mindedness," "hardiness," and, in recent years, "mental toughness.
Treatment acceptability has garnered an increasing amount of attention throughout clinical and counseling psychology, but research on the acceptability of sport psychology intervention techniques continues to be insufficient.
Paige Dunn counsels and educates athletes on the mental component of athletic experience through her private practice, Xcel Sport Psychology Group.
Training professionals in the practice of sport psychology, 2d ed.
The history of Russian/Soviet sport psychology is highly influenced by the major transition events in Russian history during the 20th century: the socialist revolution (1917), the formation of the Soviet Union (1922), World War II (1939-45), the Perestroika initiated by Mikhail Gorbachev (end of the 1980s), and the disintegration of the Soviet Union (1991), which marked the emergence of contemporary Russia.
The director of the Sport Psychology Research Laboratory in the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education at McGill University will deliver a free public lecture Friday at the University of Windsor.
This 17-chapter textbook explains assessment when working with athletes, coaches, teams, and others in sport psychology consulting, addressing its importance, science, ethical issues, and the role of diversity, followed by tools for mental health screening, personality tests, interviewing, observation of training and competition, inventories, and psychophysiological measures, as well as special issues like coach, team, and parent assessments; talent identification; sport injury, rehabilitation, and return to sport; sport-related concussions; career transition; consulting in sport organizations; and consultant effectiveness.
The SIQ is commonly used to measure the frequency of imagery use in both research and applied sport psychology (Hallman & Munroe-Chandler, 2009).
Those interested in pursuing a career in sport can choose from coaching, sport marketing, promotion, athletic administration, officiating, sports medicine, sport psychology - and the list goes on.
In general before the 1960s there was little application of sport psychology to aid athletes and coaches in using mental skills to help athletes enhance performance.