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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

The Social Brain Hypothesis and Human Evolution  

Robin I. M. Dunbar

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Mar 2016
Primate societies are unusually complex compared to those of other animals, and the need to manage such complexity is the main explanation for the fact that primates have unusually large ... More

Specific Language Impairment  

Laurence B. Leonard

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Feb 2017
Children with specific language impairment (SLI) have a significant deficit in their ability to acquire language that cannot be attributed to intellectual disability, neurological damage, ... More

Speech Perception and Cognition in Cognitive Aging  

Arthur Wingfield, Alexis Johns, and Nicole Ayasse

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

Stigma and Health  

Katherine Nieweglowski and Patrick W. Corrigan

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Feb 2017
Stigma is a complex process that results from the interaction of stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination. When applied to health conditions (e.g., mental illness, HIV/AIDS, diabetes, ... 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

Training from an Organizational Psychology Perspective  

Kurt Kraiger

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Apr 2017
Training is the systematic processes initiated by the organization that facilitate relatively permanent changes in the knowledge, skills, or affect/attitudes of organizational members. ... More

Work and Family  

MacKenna L. Perry and Leslie B. Hammer

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Mar 2017
Study of the intersection of work with nonwork components of individuals’ lives has most often focused on roles within nuclear and extended families but is increasingly focused on nonwork ... More

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