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sports psy·chol·o·gy

(spōrts sī-kolŏ-jē)
Study of emotional, motivational, and personality aspects of sport and exercise.
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These results lend some support to Martin et al.'s (2002) recommendation that practitioners should assess athletes' attitudes to gain useful information on the characteristics of potential clients, and specifically their intention to use sport psychology. However, the findings indicated that the subscale Confidence in Sport Psychology Consulting was the only significant predictor of intention from the SPA-R.
Research in the field of sport psychology supports the belief that the use of imagery can help decrease anxiety during performance, increasing focus and concentration, easing the effects of stress and promoting a more cognitive approach to practicing.
Subsequently, the fields of athletic training, biomechanics, exercise physiology, sport management, sport psychology, and sport pedagogy developed greatly during recent years.
The awards, created to attract more topclass athletes to Cardiff University, also entitle Natalie and archaeology student Robert to a range of services including sport psychology and physiotherapy.
(Jack Lesyk, Ph.D., is Director of the Ohio Center for Sport Psychology in Beachwood.
Research in applied sport psychology has documented the nature of mental preparation, its implementation within sport, and its impact on various cognitive and affective indices among athletes (for review, see Singer, Murphey, & Tennant, 1993).
The fourth edition of this textbook on sport psychology for advanced psychology students offers new info on careers, plus nine new chapters on subjects such as leadership, family influences, and youth talent development.
Several sport psychology scholars have examined both the psychological predictors of injury (Andersen & Williams, 1988; Williams & Andersen, 1998) and the post-injury responses of athletes (Bianco, Malo, & Orlick, 1999; Hagger, Chatzisarantis, Griffin, & Thatcher, 2005; Quinn & Fallon, 1999, 2000; Rees, Mitchell, Evans, & Hardy, 2010; Tracey, 2003; Walker, Thatcher, & Lavallee, 2007; Wiese-Bjornstal, Smith, Shaffer, & Morrey, 1998).
This accessible overview of sport psychology, illustrated throughout with dramatic color and b&w photos of athletes in action, applies sport psychology concepts to athletes at all levels and features examples and vignettes of famous athletes.
That was the verdict of top speakers at the second Dubai International Sport Psychology Symposium that concluded at the Al Bustan Rotana Hotel on Thursday.
This event was organized by the Andalousian Society of Sport Psychology, and University Pablo Olavide of Seville, Spain.
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