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    Sports psychology is still a relative new topic of research that first started out as preparation tactic for athletes before an important event to increase their chances of success. In the world today sports psychology is increasingly being turned into research for big organizational groups. Athletes are always looking for the next way to win, even if it is by the smallest of margins. Competition can be fierce and very competitive but this is the drive that athletes need to be the best. This metaphor can also be used in organizations or businesses, making sports psychology a tool to make highly tuned “athletes” in sports, but also, in business. These tactics are effective in both athletic training and in the business realm because of the way…

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    The novel is inspired by a devastating and shocking bean ball thrown by veteran pitch Warren Tracey in the 1973 American league season at rookie superstar Joe Castle. Warren is described in the book by his son Paul, “He [Warren] was a self-absorbed, brooding man with seldom a kind word for any of us. He had never met his potential and this was always the fault of someone else-the manager, his teammates, the owners, even the umpires”. This description Sports psychology focusses on enhancing…

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    Sports psychologists study athletes to find out what motivates them to keep playing and pushing. In order to effectively treat an athlete, a sports psychologist must first be able to identify the issue that the athlete is having, whether it be a personal issue going on at home, a motivation issue, recovering from an injury, regardless of the severity. Essentially, sports psychology combines a passion for psychology and sports medicine to conduct research and apply their finding to treat the…

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    Sports Psychology History Sports psychology was discovered in the 1920s at the Deutsche Sporthochschule in Berlin, Germany, by Carl Diem. It is a relatively new discipline within psychology. Other labs were opened in the mid-20s, one in Leningrad by A. Z. Puni and one at the University of Illinois by Coleman Griffith. He published the first book on the subject titled The Psychology of Coaching was published in 1926. Unfortunately, this lab closed in 1932 because of lack of money. There was…

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    I am a young ambitious student who strives to excel in everything I do. I want to study Sport Psychology as I know I possess the right skills to further and develop myself in the career of sports. I have the ability to understand others in sports as I also play sports myself. I have been in high pressured sporting situations which I have used my psychological skills to help increase my performance. What interests me in Sport Psychology is that I can make a big difference to not just my life but…

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    Sport Psychology is a field that is critical in the sports world and is critical for the athlete to become better at their sport while balancing their personal life. In the article, Sport Psychology Training within a Clinical Psychology Program and a Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, by Thad R. Leffingwell, Shelley A. Wiechman, Ronald E. Smith, Frank L. Smoll, and Donald S. Christensen, the authors tells the readers about a collaborative training and service program that was provide for…

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    The question I would like to research is: how are scholars of of education, health sciences, and psychology, currently debating how being a collegiate athlete affects a person's health. There are many people who can relate to this topic, but it is interesting to me because it is a very important topic in sports therapy and sports psychology. I am currently trying to switch my major to Exercise and Movement Science, and last semester I took Sport Psych with Professor Sibold. This class made me…

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    athlete can be very difficult, and for many athletes, a sports psychologist is a necessity. Sports psychologists study how people are affected by playing sports and work to improve an athlete’s mindset. Sports psychologists work with athletes of all levels, from amature to professional. They are usually called upon by the athlete or coach when the focus and drive are lost. Even though an athlete may have a hard time staying focused and lacking drive to pursue their sport, it does not mean they…

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    Sport psychology is a specialized field of psychology to help many athletes. Sport psychologists help to improve the athletes’ performance by resolving mental barriers and personal problems that are harmful to their game so that they can be more successful in their sport. There are many different techniques that psychologists specializing in sports teach such as self-hypnosis, relaxation, and imagery. The ultimate goal of sport psychology is to help athletes enhance their physical and mental…

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    serves as a reference for the future. However, I could infer, using the book alone, that I would need a degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology (SEP) to actually teach or counsel someone with the mental side of sports. However, I know from taking several KINE classes that one doesn’t have to have a degree in this subject to teach mental skills to athletes. It’s a foundational part of coaching. I also lived out most of the mental training tools and skills as a pilot and now I’m using the…

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