Sport psychology

Sport psychology is an interdisciplinary science that draws on knowledge from many related fields including biomechanics, physiology, kinesiology and psychology. It involves the study of how psychological factors affect performance and how participation in sport and exercise affect psychological and physical factors.[1] Sport psychologists teach cognitive and behavioral strategies to athletes in order to improve their experience and performance in sports.[2] In addition to instruction and training of psychological skills for performance improvement, applied sport psychology may include work with athletes, coaches, and parents regarding injury, rehabilitation, communication, team building, and career transitions. Also closely associated with Sports psychiatry.

  1. ^ Weinberg, R.S. & Gould, D. (2010). Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
  2. ^ May, Ryan K. (2010). "Sport Psychology". The Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. doi:10.1002/9780470479216.corpsy0937. ISBN 978-0-470-47921-6.

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