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SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY

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Transcript of SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY

BY
ANTHONY FORTUNATI
SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY
Research Paper
Thesis: "Sports Psychology is a branch of psychology that attracts individuals who are enriched by working with athletes and their problems."
I learned that a Sports Psychologist help team members perform through:
Research Paper
FIELDWORK
Mark Springett, M.A., CC-AASP
SPECIAL OLYMPICS
Survey
Mark Springett
PROFESSIONAL
Volunteer Work
40 Hours Of Field Study
Volunteered as field support for Special Olympics event
Conducted survey
Total of 40 hours contributed to fieldwork
Interviewed two Sports Psychologist
Interviewed a Psychologist / sports expert
Staff support for organized basketball team
Fieldwork
Howard Falco
Sports Psychologist
Self-Empowerment Expert
Author of: I AM: The Power Of Discovering Who You Really Are
"I didn't choose the career, the career chose me. I went through experiences of insight in the nature of life and how it works."
Mental Coach
Certified Sports Psychology
Consultant
Private Practice

Specializes in individual sports

Sports knowledge on many individual sports
" There is no such thing as a truly typical day. I attended a tennis championship then later that day I had a session with a hockey player in the afternoon."
HOWARD FALCO
BASKETBALL
VOLUNTEERING
Helped the girls basketball team at Duarte high school

Helped out with the special needs athletics for the Special Olympics
Past Injuries
Motivation improvement
OVERALL MENTAL CLARITY
ENDURANCE
BOB LEACH
Bachelor's in Psychologist
Girls Basketball Coach

Degree in Psychology

Sports Expert

USC Alumni

Psychology Teacher
"I became a Psychologist to better me as a coach and to better understand my players."
Survey Pool: 120 Athletes
Male: 56
Females: 64
Conclusion
Challenges
Time Management

Writer's Block
I feel that my writing is lot better now and deadlines now no longer worry me.
My Future
I feel that despite my disability of ADHD and writing issues, I really feel that I have the ability to do college level work.

I would like to become a Sports Psychologist.
90:00
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SENIOR
PROJECT
GOAL!
ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS?
Relationship between
Paper & Fieldwork
Summary of Interviews
The most challenging thing that a Sports Psychologist has to deal with every day:
Lots Of Aggressive Athletes


Resistance


Egotistic Personality


Dennis Rodman
Negative Aspects Of Career
Lots Of Schooling
My research helped me understand that
this career choice will require a
combination of psychology
and
physical education coursework.

Mark Springett & Howard Falco are both successful in the field and each sport psychologist suggested earning advanced degrees for this career choice to be taken seriously.
Long Work Hours
Lots of Self-Marketing
Low Job Security
Question:
Which of these items do you feel you have learned from a coach in sports?

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Respect the rules of the game.
-Become competitive.
-Show leadership.
-Cooperate with teammates.

Quote
"The hardship that I encountered in the past will help me succeed in the future."
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