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Exercise Perceptions and Motivation of Children and Adolescents  

Richard Rosenkranz

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Feb 2020
As technology advances and offers enjoyable sedentary alternatives to sport, active recreation, and transportation, there is a growing need to understand and harness the drivers of physical ... More

Humanistic Theory in Sport, Performance, and Sports Coaching Psychology  

Rebecca K. Dickinson, Tristan J. Coulter, and Clifford J. Mallett

As a basic psychological framework, humanistic theory emphasizes a strong interest in human welfare, values, and dignity. It involves the study and understanding of the unique whole person ... More

Physical Activity and Sleep  

Sayaka Aritake-Okada and Sunao Uchida

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Mar 2019
Research indicates that both acute and chronic physical activity improve sleep. Effects on sleep include prolongation of total sleep time, slow wave sleep increase, rapid eye movement sleep ... More

Exercise and Mental Health Benefits  

Aaron L. Slusher and Edmund O. Acevedo

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Feb 2019
Physical activity is essential for optimal human functioning. However, the emergence of modern lifestyle conveniences has contributed to the increased prevalence of sedentary behavior. As a ... More

A Holistic and Mental Health Perspective on Transitioning Out of Elite Sport  

Paul Wylleman

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Feb 2019
Athletes’ transition out of elite sport has drawn the attention of psychologists in view of the number of problems retired athletes face with which they are generally unprepared to cope. ... 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 diseases ... 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

Sport Psychology Considerations in Intercollegiate Athletics in the United States  

Christopher M. Bader and Scott B. Martin

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Feb 2019
As a field of study, sport psychology is relatively young, gaining its formalized start in the United States in the 1920s. Then and now, the practice of sport psychology is concerned with ... More

Supervision in Performance Settings (Dance, Music, Acting)  

Gene M. Moyle

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Feb 2019
Literature regarding supervision and related supervisory and training models applied within the field of sport, exercise, and performance psychology (SEPP) has grown exponentially as the ... More

Characteristics, Mechanisms, and Health Implications of Exercise-Induced Hypoalgesia  

Laura D. Ellingson and Christopher D. Black

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Jan 2019
Exercise is known to exert an influence on pain. Specifically, sensitivity to pain decreases both during and following a single bout of exercise—a phenomenon that has been termed ... More

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