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Psychological Considerations for Paralympic Athletes  

Jeffrey Martin

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Mar 2017
The Paralympics are the pinnacle of sporting competition for athletes with physical and intellectual impairments. Most Paralympians have intellectual or sensory (e.g., visual) or physical ... More

Psychological Imagery in Sport and Performance  

Krista J. Munroe-Chandler and Michelle D. Guerrero

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Apr 2017
Imagery, which can be used by anyone, is appealing to performers because it is executed individually and can be performed at anytime and anywhere. The breadth of the application of imagery ... More

Psychological Responses to Sport Injury  

Britton W. Brewer

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May 2017
In addition to the disruptive impact of sport injury on physical functioning, injury can have psychological effects on athletes. Consistent with contemporary models of psychological ... More

Psychosocial Measurement Issues in Sport and Exercise Settings  

Gershon Tenenbaum and Edson Filho

This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Psychology. Please check back later for the full article. ... More

Relaxation and Recovery in Sport and Performance  

Maximilian Pelka and Michael Kellmann

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Jul 2017
The sport and performance environment is highly demanding for its actors. Therefore, recovery from work and sports requires special attention. Without adequate recovery, optimal ... More

The Roles of Psychological Stress, Physical Activity, and Dietary Modifications on Cardiovascular Health Implications  

Chun-Jung Huang, Matthew J. McAllister, and Aaron L. Slusher

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Jul 2017
Psychological stress disorders, such as depression and chronic anxiety contribute to increased risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality. Acute psychological and physical stress ... More

Self-Talk in Sport and Performance  

Judy L. Van Raalte and Andrew Vincent

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Mar 2017
Self-talk has been studied from the earliest days of research in experimental psychology. In sport psychology, the cognitive revolution of the 1970s led researchers and practitioners to ... More

Strength Training and Sport Psychology  

E. Whitney G. Moore

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Apr 2017
Strength training sessions are developed and overseen by strength and conditioning coaches, whose primary responsibilities are to maximize individuals’ athletic performance and minimize ... More

Surgical Performance from a Psychological Perspective  

Aidan Moran, Nick Sevdalis, and Lauren Wallace

This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Psychology. Please check back later for the full article. There ... More

Team Building and Group Cohesion in the Context of Sport and Performance Psychology  

Mark Eys and Jeemin Kim

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Jun 2017
Over the past 30 years, researchers studying group dynamics in sport have provided insight regarding the importance of considering a team’s environment, structure, and processes for its ... More

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