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Unformatted text preview: 9 Psychology of Sport and Exercise Objectives Objectives What sport & exercise psychologists do. Goals of this subdiscipline. How to get involved. Research and practice in this field. Intervention techniques Influences on participation in sport and exercise. Why Study Psychology Why Study Psychology of Sport and Exercise? of Sport and Exercise? By studying human thoughts, feelings, and behavior within the unique contexts of sport and exercise, we can understand factors that influence participation and improve the athletes or exercisers experience. What Psychologists of What Psychologists of Sport and Exercise Do Sport and Exercise Do University professors Sport psychology service providers working in athletic programs: university, Olympic, and professional level Exercise psychology service providers working in worksite health promotion or fitness businesses Goals of Sport and Goals of Sport and Exercise Psychology Exercise Psychology To understand social-psychological factors that influence participation in physical activity To understand the psychological effects derived from participation in physical activity To enhance the sport and exercise experience for those who participate in physical activity Sport Psychology vs. Sport Psychology vs. Exercise Psychology Exercise Psychology Goal of sport psychology: To understand and enhance thoughts, feelings, and behaviors associated with participation in the unique context of competitive sport Goal of exercise psychology: To understand and enhance thoughts, feelings, and behaviors related to planned and repetitive bodily movement used to improve fitness and health Topic Areas and Questions in Sport Psychology Topic area Typical Questions Asked Psychophysiological Can teaching cognitive skills to athletes help them to regulate...
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