Epilogue to sport and exercise psychology: international perspectives

Terry, Peter C. and Gordon, Sandy and Morris, Tony (2007) Epilogue to sport and exercise psychology: international perspectives. In: Sport and exercise psychology: international perspectives. Fitness Information Technology, Morgantown, WV, pp. 210-225. ISBN 9781885693792

Abstract

[Introduction]: In August 2005, after several years of preparation, the plans finally became reality. Almost 600 delegates from over 50 countries descended on the Darling Harbour Convention Centre, in the heart of the beautiful city of Sydney, Australia to attend the 11th ISSP World Congress of Sport Psychology, Promoting Health and Performance for Life. For five stimulating days, sport and exercise psychologists from around the world came together, ostensibly to share their research findings and practitioner experiences and to hold business meetings, but in reality to do much more--to engage in impromptu seminars over lunch, to plan research collaborations, to socialize together, and to forge lifelong friendships. In short, they came to strengthen the worldwide sport psychology community. Even the sometimes fickle Sydney weather put on a big, sunny smile befitting the occasion. This chapter has been written to serve three purposes; firstly, to provide a brief commentary on the contributions to this book of the keynote and invited presenters; secondly, to document the principal events over the period of ISSP 2005, including the highlights of the scientific and social programs; and thirdly, to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the 11th World Congress, using both quantitative and qualitative delegate feedback data plus our own impressions of the event.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to paper due to publisher copyright restrictions. Print copy held in USQ Library at call no. 796.01 Spo. This book represents the collection of extended papers by the invited keynote speakers and two early career awardees at the 11th ISSP World Congress of Sport Psychology. Tony Morris was chair of the organising committee.
Depositing User: Prof Peter Terry
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Psychology
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2008 05:05
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:06
Uncontrolled Keywords: 11th ISSP World Congress of Sport Psychology; sport psychology; exercise psychology; sport psychologists; exercise psychologists
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170114 Sport and Exercise Psychology
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/4379

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