Sports Psychology MotivationOctober 12, 2015 – 03:32 pm

Sports Psychology Motivation

Motivation is the foundation all athletic effort and accomplishment. Without your desire and determination to improve your sports performances, all of the other mental factors, confidence, intensity, focus, and emotions, are meaningless. To become the best athlete you can be, you must be motivated to do what it takes to maximize your ability and achieve your goals. Motivation, simply defined, is the ability to initiate and persist at a task. To perform…

Sports Psychology TrainingOctober 9, 2015 – 02:27 pm

Sports Psychology Training

What roles do exercise and sport psychologists perform? Exercise and sport psychologists typically perform three primary roles: 1) teaching, 2) research, and 3) practice. Career opportunities in exercise and sport psychology may emphasize various aspects or combinations of these roles. Careful selection of a career track will guide you in determining the type of graduate training needed to qualify for career opportunities available in the field of…

Mental toughness Training for SportsOctober 3, 2015 – 06:29 am

Mental toughness Training for Sports

It’s your last line of defense against being called a candy ass. It can help you compensate for a lack of strength, skill, or natural ability. Arnold talked about it in Pumping Iron (“You just go on and go on and say, ‘I don’t care what happens.’”), and a flu-stricken Michael Jordan exemplified it in the ’97 NBA finals by hitting the Game 5 winning shot after nearly collapsing with exhaustion. It’s what a triathlete needs to survive the last mile…

Sports Psychology CoursesOctober 19, 2011 – 10:13 am

Sports Psychology Courses

If you are interested in how psychology can motivate and improve athlete performance, then our Sports Psychology training is for you. Our Sports Psychology program covers goal setting, maintaining concentration, handling competitive pressure, avoiding burnout and much more. These are skills you can use right away. Learn now in this fascinating online course! How It Works Learn at your own pace on your schedule Get academic support by email, phone…

Psychologist InformationFebruary 13, 2012 – 11:38 am

Psychologist Information

Clinical psychologists evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients struggling with various mental health problems. These professionals make up the largest concentration of psychologists in the United States. Some clinical psychologists develop expertise in specific disorders, which could include severe anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, personality disorders, and bi-polar disorders. Many provide counseling services for people struggling to cope with divorces…

Sports Psychology ProgramsApril 22, 2015 – 09:34 am

Sports Psychology Programs

Sport Psychology has strong roots at SJSU, dating back to the 1940s when Dorthy Hazeltine Yates started a class for aviators and athletes called Psychology of Adjustment in 1942. Interestingly, particularly for that time period, she also worked with high-level boxers on relaxation techniques and other forms of basic psychological skills training! Sport Psychology continued to be a major presence at San Jose State through the influencial work of…

Association of Applied Sport PsychologyNovember 19, 2013 – 12:53 pm

Association of Applied Sport Psychology

Incorporated in 1986, the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) promotes the development of science and ethical practice in the field of sport psychology. AASP is an international, multidisciplinary, professional organization that offers certification to qualified professionals in the field of sport, exercise, and health psychology. AASP promotes science and ethical practice in the field of sport and exercise psychology. AASP advocates the…