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Garland D. Jones Kinesiology Dr. W. Fordham M, W, F 8:00-9:00 am Chapter 6: Exercise and Sport Psychology Terms: AAASP : Founded in 1985 in contrast to the first two organizations which emphasized research, AAASP (Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology) focuses equally on research and on applied topics in exercise and sport psychology. AAHPERD : Established in 1979, AAHPERD (The Sport Psychology Academy of American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance) is part of the AAHPERD organizational structure. The sports Academy publishes a newsletter and organizes symposia and workshops. Clinical exercise and sports psychologist : is a specialization within psychology that seeks to understand psychological/mental factors that affect performance in sports, physical activity and exercise and apply these to enhance individual and team performance. It deals with increasing performance by managing emotions and minimizing the psychological effects of injury and poor performance. Some of the most important skills taught are goal setting, relaxation, visualization, self-talk awareness and control, concentration, using rituals, attribution training, and periodization. The principles and theories may be applied to any human movement or performance tasks (e.g., playing a musical instrument, acting in a play, public speaking, motor skills). Division 47 of the APA: The newest sport psychology organization in the U.S. Educational exercise and sports psychologist: Works with participants involved in physical activity who do not have major emotional problems – including both psychologically healthy athletes and exercisers. Also works in a variety of settings such as health clubs, corporate fitness facilities, university athletic and recreational settings and nursing homes. Exercise: is the performance of some activity in order to develop or maintain physical fitness and overall health. It is often directed toward also honing athletic ability or skill. Frequent and regular physical exercise is an important component in the prevention of some of the diseases of affluence such as heart disease, cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes and obesity.
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