Sports CounselingDecember 21, 2015 – 05:49 am

Sports Counseling

During the past ten years there has been a dramatic increase in interest and participation in sports at the collegiate, as well as professional and leisure levels. The 1970s and 1980s have brought increased commercialization of sports. Despite the involvement of sanctioning bodies, countless student-athletes are suffering from exploitation, personal excesses, and abuse including drugs and alcohol, as well as exhibiting various psychosocial problems…

Books on Sports PsychologyDecember 13, 2015 – 04:08 am

Books on Sports Psychology

Offers a view of the latest research in the field of sport psychology. The text is written by 34 of the field s most prolific researchers and scholars, including Maureen Weiss, Shane Murphy, and Albert Carron. These contributors extend the boundaries that have defined the field and provide a clear direction for future research. This third edition has been completely revised to reflect the advances that have occurred in the field within the past several…

Sports Counseling JobsDecember 7, 2015 – 02:17 am

Sports Counseling Jobs

Without her participation in sports, Taunya Tinsley doesn’t know if she would have even attended college. But her prowess on the basketball court led her to Augsburg College in Minneapolis, where she was an all-conference performer her senior year. Even as her star was shining athletically, however, someone asked her a question that adjusted her perspective: “What are you going to do after your ‘retirement’ from sports?” That conversation not only…

History of Sports PsychologyDecember 5, 2015 – 02:16 am

History of Sports Psychology

Sport psychology is a relatively young discipline within psychology. The world’s first sports psychology laboratory was founded in Berline in 1920. Thereafter two more opened up along with the first ocurse in sports psychology offered by Coleman Griffith who later published the first book. This book was published in 1926 and was titled The Psychology of Coaching. Griffith’s labe was closed down in 1932 due to lack of funds. This consequently brought…

Sports Psychology InternshipsNovember 25, 2015 – 12:24 am

Sports Psychology Internships

The Internship & Practicum Database (IPD) is a global database designed to help students find available applied training experiences that will afford them the opportunity to gain hands-on applied sport and exercise psychology experiences. While AASP does not formally endorse these training experiences at this point in time, many of the listed sites meet the standards necessary for students to qualify for the required supervised hours for AASP…

Sports Psychology DefinitionNovember 16, 2015 – 11:03 pm

Sports Psychology Definition

Question: What Is Sports Psychology? Answer: Sports psychology is the study of how psychology influences sports, athletic performance, exercise, and physical activity. Some sports psychologists work with professional athletes and coaches to improve performance and increase motivation. Other professionals utilize exercise and sports to enhance people’s lives and well-being throughout the entire lifespan. History of Sports Psychology Sports psychology…

Sports Psychology Books for AthletesNovember 12, 2015 – 10:35 pm

Sports Psychology Books for Athletes

Sports psychology isn t just a fad or luxury for the professional athletes. It s a legitimate science that any athlete can tap into to develop mental strength and resilience in sports and in life. The psychological aspects of sport are often the difference between first and last place and shouldn t be ignored if you are looking to boost your sports skills and want to reach your peak performance. Beyond basic physical training, nutrition and hours…