Introduction to the special issue on providing sport psychology support for Olympic athletes: international perspectives

Terry, Peter C. and Si, Gangyan (2015) Introduction to the special issue on providing sport psychology support for Olympic athletes: international perspectives. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 13 (1). pp. 1-3. ISSN 1612-197X

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Abstract

This special issue of the International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology has been produced to add to the growing literature on the unique and complex challenge of providing sport psychology support for Olympic athletes. McCann’s seminal 2008 paper, 'At the Olympics, Everything is a Performance Issue' cemented the notion that consulting at the Olympic Games is a venture into the unpredictable. The list of Olympic stressors with the capacity to threaten the emotional equilibrium and ultimately the performance of athletes, coaches, and their support teams, is seemingly endless (see Gould & Maynard, 2009; Heberl & Petersen, 2006; Si&Lee, 2008; Terry, Zhang, Kim, Morris, & Hanrahan, 2014) and hence examples of effective strategies used to prevent or manage them function as valuable resources for students, neophyte practitioners, and fellow professionals alike.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Submitted version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. The Submitted version of this article, as made available here, differs in title from the Published version, as cited in this record.
Faculty / Department / School: No Faculty
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2016 00:33
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2017 01:09
Uncontrolled Keywords: sport psychology
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170114 Sport and Exercise Psychology
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1080/1612197X.2015.992162
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/28654

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