Applied sport psychology: beware the sun, Icarus

Terry, Peter C. (2011) Applied sport psychology: beware the sun, Icarus. In: IAAP Handbook of Applied Psychology. Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK, pp. 386-410. ISBN 978-1-4051-9331-3


Most athletes, especially those at the highest levels of competition, recognize that their performances are influenced by psychological variables. Tiger Woods, Cristiano Ronaldo, Michael Phelps, Maria Sharapova, and Rafael Nadal have all used sport psychology techniques to enhance their own impressive performance levels. Applied sport psychology, however, is not necessarily about developing sporting titans or even about performance at all. It is, in the broadest sense, about using psychological principles, knowledge, strategies, and techniques to address any issue in sport.

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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Psychology (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Psychology (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2014 12:52
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2017 03:34
Uncontrolled Keywords: sportsmen; sportswomen; elite athletes; psychology of sport
Fields of Research (2008): 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170114 Sport and Exercise Psychology
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1504 Commercial Services > 150404 Sport and Leisure Management
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2001 Communication and Media Studies > 200105 Organisational, Interpersonal and Intercultural Communication
Fields of Research (2020): 52 PSYCHOLOGY > 5201 Applied and developmental psychology > 520107 Sport and exercise psychology
35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3504 Commercial services > 350405 Sport and leisure management
47 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 4701 Communication and media studies > 470108 Organisational, interpersonal and intercultural communication
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
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