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What Sport Psychology is like today and the major topics associated with it
Sport Psychology is known to be a very diverse and complex field, and now a days Sport Psychology mainly focuses on athletes and the way they exercise and perform as well as keeping track of their physical activity.
The ultimate goal is to improve the standards of living for athletes and to help them get better at what they do best, along with trying to improve the lives of non athletes.
Sport Psychology is the study of how psychological factors affect the way you perform in a certain sport and or exercise along with how your participation affects your physical and psychological factors.
Sport Psychology influences the way an individual can perform in a sport while also influencing the way he/she performs athletically.
Sport Psychology also influences the way an athlete exercises, and the way he or she physically stays active.
Video on the importance of Sports Psychology
A little history behind Sport Psychology
Sport Psychology was first introduced in 1920 in Berlin, Germany. This was where the first Sport Psychology laboratory was founded by Carl Diem.
Five years later, A.Z. Puni and Coleman Griffith founded their laboratories from their institutes.
A.Z. Puni was from the institute of Physical Culture in Leningrad.
Coleman Griffith was from the University of Illinois.
Some more history behind Sport Psychology
A little more history behind Sport Psychology
Why Sport Psychology is important
Sport Psychology
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What is Sport Psychology?
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"Sport Psychologists Help Professional and Amateur Athletes." Http://www.apa.org. Web. 1 Dec. 2014. <http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/sport-psychologists.aspx>.

"The Importance of Sports Psychology."LIVESTRONG.COM. LIVESTRONG.COM, 5 Jan. 2011. Web. 3 Dec. 2014. <http://www.livestrong.com/article/350690-the-importance-of-sports-psychology/>.

"What Is a Sports Psychologist | Career Outlook." BUonline. Web. 2 Dec. 2014. <http://online.brescia.edu/psychology-news/what-is-a-sports-psychologist/>.

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In 1923, Coleman Griffith was actually the first out of the three to offer courses in Sport Psychology.
Coleman Griffith was also the first to publish a book about Sport Psychology in 1926, and the book was called, "The Psychology of Coaching".
Some years later in 1932, Coleman Griffith's lab was shut down. It would take time before Sport Psychology was revisited again in the 1960's.
In 1965 the international Society of Sport Psychology (ISSP) was established by Ferruccio Antonelli.
The next thing you know Sport Psychology is introduced through out North America by the 1970's and in many universities.
Things like the first academic journal was introduced in the 1970's, and the establishment of the " Journal of Sport Psychology" followed in 1979.
As time progressed since the 1980's to current day, Sport Psychology has been strictly focused on athletes and how they can improve in areas of work in order to perform at a higher level.
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There are a great number of topics associated with Sport Psychology today, however, imagery, motivation and attentional focus are three topics that are important to recognize.
Imagery: is when you seek a task ahead and you successfully perform while participating in that certain skill.
Motivation: is a major subject to be focused on in Sport Psychology because it has to do with a desire to win or have pride having them stand as extrinsic and intrinsic motivators.
Attentional focus: is when an individual can block out or tune out his surroundings from distracting them, this is important on studying how an individual can focus.
Many people think Sport Psychology is just a bunch of talk, when really it affects the way athletes perform, exercise, and get better or improve in their game.
Sport Psychology can be used for training yourself mentally because athletes need to be well prepared both mentally and physically. Training mentally can benefit in many ways, like for example it can prevent fatigue which is a big part of an athletes game.
Sport Psychology can help improve an athletes shot or swing, by using pre-shot routines. Causing one to trigger the right motor responses.
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It lowers your heart rate, and this all goes back to mental training, if you don't have the mental training your body won't know how to respond to your heart rate when its rising for example in a match that is stressful.
Lowering your heart rate will help improve your fatigue and your motor skills, and mental toughness and its training is key.
Lowering your heart is also very good in general for more than just athletes.
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It will provide structure and make you more proactive than reactive during a game or a match.
It also reduces stress, and there are many examples of stress an athlete has to face, like when you miss a shot and the crowd yells "you stink!" or the in game pressure of having to make the last shot to either win the game or lose it for your team therefore, the pressure of choking in a moment can define you as a clutch athlete or the opposite.
What Sport Psychology could do for us
Sport Psychology has to do a lot with improving and making an athlete better by enhancing their performance and ultimately succeeding, but Sport Psychology does a lot more than just that, it can also help a non athlete.
Sport Psychology has helped improve many athletes games, and Sport Psychologists keep finding ways to help athletes. Sport Psychologists tend to focus on athletes minds and this is how they can come up with solutions to help an athlete achieve his or her goals in the long run.
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When athletes need help because they have a problem they go to a Sport Psychologists, or if athletes are simply looking to up their game, like enhancing their performance, they see a Sport Psychologists.
Athletes may go and meet with a Sport Psychologists for many other reasons. To Recover from injuries, keep up an exercise program, to cope with the pressure of competition, and or just to simply talk about their experiences playing a sport.
What Sport Psychologists do
There are three brands of Sport Psychology.
Applied Sport Psychology, allows Psychologists to work with and teach people important skills and techniques to improve their ability to perform, along with helping them self motivate, and helping them build endurance. Many athletes seek out to meet an applied Sport Psychologists when they need help with recovering from an injury, or to get advise on how to deal with pressure.
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Clinical Sports Psychology, combines techniques and skills with mental health care. People who have eating disorders and have substance abuse troubles may most likely contact a Clinical Sports Psychologists. Athletes who are experiencing the same problems will have mental training in order to help them be successful in and out of sports.
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Sport Psychologists that conduct surveys, and teach courses within their college and universities are usually working in academia, they may also conduct experiments, along with working with the universities athletic program and athletes. These Psychologists are linked to Academic Sports Psychology.
Sport Psychologists career outlook
Sport Psychology is becoming more and more popular everyday. This is mainly due to the popularity of sports, and this puts a tremendous amount of pressure on Sport Psychologists because they have to perform at the highest levels because athletes want nothing short of greatness.
Athletes from all different kinds of levels want to succeed and be the best at what they do, they want to improve every day what ever makes their game better.
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Sport Psychologists have a lot on their shoulders, they live in a "sport-loving society" where fans expect nothing but the best from their teams. They expect a world championship run every year, and that can be tough to deal with.
Sport Psychologists may have to work with the best in the business like Lebron James, and have to keep him at the peak of his game year in and year out to help him make a run for that banner. With the right training, positive attitude, knowledge, and confidence anything can be accomplished as long as you put your mind to it.
While being a Sport Psychologists, expect to be on the road a lot, being away from friends and family. This just adds on to the pressure and stress and Sport Psychologists already has because it can be very difficult to work away from home and being away from loved ones. This makes this job that much harder.
A little more on Sport Psychologists career outlook
Sport Psychologists on the other hand do bring home good earnings. Depending on the location, and really what level their working at can make a difference in their earnings. The highest salaries can exceed over $100,000 annually.
Although the job may be tough at times, it is very interesting, and it positively can affect our society. We live in a society today where fans are nuts about their sports and want their teams to succeed. You can say Sport Psychologists make a positive affect on peoples lives and they bring in viewers and help the entertaining aspect in our everyday lives.
This is the base of what Sport Psychologists due and what Sport Psychology is about and the affect it has on our lives and every day society, this concludes my presentation.
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