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Physical Activity and Stress Reactivity  

Stephen H. Boutcher

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Jun 2017
Cardiovascular disease has been estimated to be responsible for over 30% of deaths worldwide. The traditional cardiovascular risk factors of smoking, obesity, diabetes, physical ... More

Physical Activity, Physical Fitness, and Anxiety  

Steven J. Petruzzello

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Feb 2018
A historically popular research topic in exercise psychology has been the examination of the exercise-anxiety relationship, with an ever-growing literature exploring the link between ... More

Physical Activity, Physical Fitness, and Cognition  

Jennifer L. Etnier

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Apr 2017
There is substantial interest in identifying the behavioral means by which to improve cognitive performance. Recent research and commercial ventures have focused on cognitive training ... More

Physical Activity, Physical Fitness, and Depression  

Felipe B. Schuch and Brendon Stubbs

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Oct 2017
Depression is a leading cause of global burden affecting people across all ages, genders, and socioeconomic groups. Antidepressants are the cornerstone of treatment, yet treatment response ... More

Physical Activity, Physical Fitness, and Quality of Life  

Brian C. Focht and Ciaran M. Fairman

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Jul 2018
Health-related quality of life (HRQL) is a multidimensional subcomponent of quality of life involving subjective appraisal of various dimensions of one’s life that can be affected by ... More

Prevalence, Measurement, and Experience of Eating Disorders in Sport and Retirement  

Trent A. Petrie

Although the specific prevalence rates may vary, eating disorders (ED) affect male and female athletes regardless of sport type and competitive level. Generally, rates of subclinical ... More

Psychological Aspects of Athletic Training  

Heather N. Schuyler, Brieanne R. Seguin, Nicole Anne Wilkins, and J. Jordan Hamson-Utley

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Mar 2018
The practice of athletic training involves both physical and psychological strategies when leading patients through the injury recovery process. Research on the psychology of injury offers ... More

Psychological Considerations for Children and Adolescents in Sport and Performance  

Mary Fry and Candace M. Hogue

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May 2018
There is a large literature base within the field of sport psychology that provides tremendous direction to coaches and parents on how to structure youth sport so that young athletes ... More

Psychological Considerations for Paralympic Athletes  

Jeffrey Martin

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Mar 2017
The Paralympics are the pinnacle of sporting competition for athletes with physical and intellectual impairments. Most Paralympians have intellectual or sensory (e.g., visual) or physical ... More

Psychological Considerations for Physical Activity Participants With Intellectual Disabilities  

Yeshayahu Hutzler and Joelle Almosni

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Feb 2019
Persons with intellectual disability (ID) exhibit reduced levels of participation in recreational and habitual physical activity, which leads to an increased risk of cardiovascular ... More

Psychological Considerations for the Older Athlete  

Bradley W. Young, Bettina Callary, and Scott Rathwell

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May 2018
Paralleling the graying of the baby boomer generation, there has been remarkable growth in the number of Masters athletes (adult sport participants generally 35+ years old) and Seniors ... More

Psychological Considerations of Adolescents in Sport and Performance  

Katherine A. Tamminen and Courtney Braun

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Dec 2017
Adolescent athletes face increasing opportunities for competition at higher levels, as well as increasing demands on their time, pressure from parents and coaches, and conflicts with ... More

Psychological Imagery in Sport and Performance  

Krista J. Munroe-Chandler and Michelle D. Guerrero

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Apr 2017
Imagery, which can be used by anyone, is appealing to performers because it is executed individually and can be performed at anytime and anywhere. The breadth of the application of imagery ... More

Psychological Resilience and Adversarial Growth in Sport and Performance  

David Fletcher

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Dec 2018
The ability to withstand or adapt to environmental demands is an inherent aspect of performance sport. At the highest level of competition, phenomenal levels of psychological resilience ... More

Psychological Responses to Sport Injury  

Britton W. Brewer

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May 2017
In addition to the disruptive impact of sport injury on physical functioning, injury can have psychological effects on athletes. Consistent with contemporary models of psychological ... More

Psychological Skills Training and the Impact on Military Performance Readiness  

Scott Barnicle

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Dec 2018
With the demands of the United States Military constantly evolving, it is necessary to think outside of the common battlefield to find a competitive advantage. Aside from tactical and ... More

Psychoneuroendocrinology and Physical Activity  

Anthony C. Hackney and Eser Ağgön

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Feb 2019
Stress is encountered by every individual on a daily basis. Such encounters can be of a negative (distress) or a positive (eustress) nature. Excessive and chronic distress exposure is ... More

Psychosocial Measurement Issues in Sport and Exercise Settings  

Gershon Tenenbaum and Edson Filho

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Jan 2018
Trustworthy measurement is essential to make inferences about people and events, as well as to make scientific inquiries and comprehend human behaviors. Measurement is used for validating ... More

Relaxation and Recovery in Sport and Performance  

Maximilian Pelka and Michael Kellmann

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Jul 2017
The sport and performance environment is highly demanding for its actors. Therefore, recovery from work and sports requires special attention. Without adequate recovery, optimal ... More

Religion and Spirituality in Sport  

Ivo Jirásek

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Dec 2018
Religion, spirituality, and sport is an increasingly popular discipline in the sport psychology framework, often based on one’s own faith and religious beliefs. The spiritual dimension of ... More

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