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Physical Activity, Physical Fitness, and Depression  

Felipe B. Schuch and Brendon Stubbs

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Oct 2017
Depression is a leading cause of global burden affecting people across all ages, genders, and socioeconomic groups. Antidepressants are the cornerstone of treatment, yet treatment response ... More

Leadership Skills in Sport  

W. James Weese and P. Chelladurai

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Oct 2017
The study of leadership has a long and distinguished history. Over the past 100 years, researchers have pursued distinct lines of inquiry summarized in the trait theories, the behavioral ... More

Evaluation of Psychological Interventions in Sport and Exercise Settings  

Rebecca A. Zakrajsek and Jedediah E. Blanton

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Aug 2017
It is important for sport and exercise psychology (SEP) professionals to demonstrate that the interventions they employ make a difference. Assessing the degree of an intervention’s ... 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

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

Counseling and Communication Skills in Sport and Performance Psychology  

Jack Watson, Robert Hilliard, and William Way

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Jul 2017
Although many sport and performance psychology (SPP) practitioners are not specifically practicing psychology or counseling, there are numerous counseling and communication skills that ... 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

Physical Activity and Stress Reactivity  

Stephen H. Boutcher

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Jun 2017
Cardiovascular disease has been estimated to be responsible for over 30% of deaths worldwide. The traditional cardiovascular risk factors of smoking, obesity, diabetes, physical ... More

Automatic Regulation Used in Sport and Exercise Research  

Amanda L. Rebar

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Jun 2017
Much of our sport and physical activity behavior is regulated by processes occurring outside of conscious awareness. In contrast, most sport and physical activity research focuses on ... More

Alcohol Abuse and Drug Use in Sport and Performance  

Matthew P. Martens

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Jun 2017
Issues associated with athletics, alcohol abuse, and drug use continue to be salient aspects of popular culture. These issues include high-profile athletes experiencing public incidents as ... More

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