Exercise psychology and sport psychology involve the scientific study of the psychological factors that are associated with participation and performance in sport, exercise and other types of physical activity.
The journal publishes papers in all areas of sport, exercise, and performance psychology for applied scientists and practitioners. This journal is committed to publishing evidence that supports the application of psychological principles to facilitate peak sport performance, enhance physical activity participation, and achieve optimal human performance.
Published papers include experimental studies, correlational studies, evaluation studies, and qualitative research. In addition, historical papers, critical reviews, case studies, brief reports, critical evaluations of policies and procedures, and position statements will be considered for publication.
The journal is divided into three sections. Sport Psychology addresses the interactions between psychology and sport performance, including the psychological aspects of optimal athletic performance, the psychological care and well-being of athletes, coaches, and sport organizations, and the connection between physical and psychological functioning.
Exercise Psychology publishes research on the behavioral, social cognitive, and psychobiological antecedents and consequences of physical activity with a focus on the adoption and maintenance of physical activity and its effects on psychological well-being.
Performance Psychology focuses on the psychology of human performance, in particular, professions that demand excellence in psychomotor performance i. Also addressed are work environments in which teamwork and motivation are important to human performance.While coaches typically focus on the physical side of sport, sport psychologists focus on athletes' minds.
What sport psychologists do. Some athletes seek help from a sport psychologist or other exercise and sport psychology professional when they have a problem.
Also ask about membership in such professional organizations as APA .
The International Society of Sport Psychology (ISSP) is an organization devoted to promoting research, practice, and development in the discipline of sport psychology throughout the world. The ISSP is a multidisciplinary association of scholars whose research interests focus on some aspects of sport psychology.
The North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity is a multidisciplinary association of scholars from the behavioral sciences and related professions.
By joining NASPSPA, you join the ranks of a society which is committed to the promotion of the fields of Motor Behavior and Sport and Exercise Psychology. The Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) is the leading organization for sport psychology consultants and professionals.
Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology is the official publication of the Exercise and Sport Psychology Division (47) of the American Psychological Association.
The journal publishes papers in all areas of sport, exercise, and performance psychology for applied scientists and practitioners. Sport and exercise psychology professionals have recently been highlighted in television and film, bringing the academic field of sport and exercise psychology into new light.
The goal of the SEP program at WVU is to help students combine a passion for sports with an evidence-based approach to psychology.