Psychology of Sports FansNovember 6, 2016 – 02:10 pm

Psychology of Sports Fans

Ardent sports fans will hold onto the passion for their team no matter what. However, even the truest of the true fans may find that their faith is tested when things aren t going well for their beloved team. Social psychologists have identified two patterns of reactions that sports fans have to their team s performance. Here, we ll explore them as well as several related psychological concepts that apply to the behavior of fans, true and fickle…

Sports Psychology for KidsNovember 2, 2016 – 01:57 pm

Sports Psychology for Kids

A 20-year trend in youth sports emphasizes teaching coaches how to create a healthy psychological environment for their athletes. However, there’s also an important need to educate parents, so they can support and supplement what trained coaches are trying to do. All parents identify with their children to some extent and thus want them to do well. Unfortunately, in some cases, the degree of identification becomes excessive, and the child becomes…

Best Sports Psychology BooksOctober 31, 2016 – 01:41 pm

Best Sports Psychology Books

It is a welcome and important guide to any athlete, coach or spectator at any level in sport interested in improving their game or knowledge of their sport. Obviously there are already a litany of mental toughness and sport psychology guides out there but what s so commendable about Kremer and Moran s work is the way it blends the theoretical with the practical. Too often books of this nature can be too intimidating for the general reader and end…

APA Careers in PsychologyOctober 29, 2016 – 01:34 pm

APA Careers in Psychology

Broadly conceived, clinical psychology is concerned with the assessment and treatment of persons with mental disorders. Clinical psychologists assess and treat persons with a variety of mental disorders, ranging from less severe problems (e.g., marital difficulties, adjustment problems) to more severe disorders (e.g., psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia or mood disorders such as major depression or bipolar disorder). Clinical-forensic psychologists…

Youth Sports PsychologyOctober 26, 2016 – 01:20 pm

Youth Sports Psychology

Recent Youth Sports Psychology Articles What can sports kids learn from the US Open semifinal Upset? Kids can learn a lot from underdog Roberta Vinci’s surprise win over Serena Williams during the US Open’s semifinals Serena Williams is viewed as the best tennis player in the world. And Vinci is viewed as an und … [Read More] In Sessions with Doc,Dr. Patrick Cohn answers your sports psychology and mental training questions about managing perfectionism…

Sport Psychology Concepts and ApplicationOctober 20, 2016 – 12:13 pm

Sport Psychology Concepts and Application

An excellent text to offer more depth on theories and concepts within Sports Psychology and provide learners with a greater understanding of current psychological theories. The text helps in enforcing knowledge gained and also provides a plethora of references for further reading around any of the chapters covered within the text. - John Harrison, Tyne Metropolitan College This book provides a good introduction to sports psychology, and enables…

What is a Sports Psychologist?October 19, 2016 – 12:08 pm

What is a Sports Psychologist?

Sports psychologists help athletes perform at peak levels. They may function as trainers, consultants, or therapists. Sports psychologists may offer therapy for issues like eating disorders or career transitions. In some cases, the job includes helping athletes work through off-field problems and assisting them with rehabilitation after injury. Psychologists may offer therapy for issues like eating disorders or career transitions. This can entail…