Sport and exercise psychology around the world.

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Diane L. Gill, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: The recent Olympic games not only highlighted international sport, but also showcased psychology at work (or at play). Olympic competitors from around the world discussed mental training and cited experiences with sport psychologists. Less visibly, but no less important, sport psychology is reaching diverse sport and exercise participants around the world. We can see sport psychology with youth sports or health-related exercise programs in France, Korea, Brazil or New Zealand. Although the prominence of sport psychology in the Olympics is relatively recent, sport psychology was an international event when it emerged as a discipline in the 1960s, and the early roots of sport psychology over 100 years ago stretch around the world.

Additional Information

International Psychology Reporter. 4, Nos. 3/4 (Fall/Winter), 33-34, 37
Language: English
Date: 2000
Sport Psychology, Exercise Psychology, Global

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