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Chapter 11


academic exercise and sport psychologist
exercise adherence
general adaptation syndrome
situational approach
alarm stage
clinical exercise and sport psychologist
exercise dependence syndrome
iceberg profile
resistance stage
applied exercise and sport psychologist
educational sport psychologist
exhaustion stage
interactional approach
primary exercise dependence
secondary exercise dependence
trait theory

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Study Questions

  1. What is sport psychology?
  2. What is exercise psychology?
  3. Describe three theoretical approaches used in exercise and sport psychology. What are some research methodologies used in exercise and sport psychology?
  4. Identify two general objectives of exercise and sport psychology.
  5. Describe three roles of exercise and sport psychology specialists.
  6. What career opportunities are there in exercise and sport psychology?
  7. What are current areas of research in exercise and sport psychology?
  8. Define overtraining, staleness, and burnout in sport.

Learning Activities

  1. Go to the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology (AAASP) website (www.appliedsportpsych.org).
    • a. What audiences has this site been designed to provide information for?
    • b. What types of membership are available?
    • c. What are the benefits of membership?
    • d. What are the requirements for certification?
  2. Go to the American Psychological Association Division 47 website (www.apa.org/about/division/div47.aspx).
    • a. Why did this division form?
    • b. What are the benefits of student membership?
  3. Go to the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA) website (www.naspspa.org).
    • a. What are the society’s three functions?
    • b. Where is the upcoming national convention? How much does it cost to attend as a student or as a professional? What does your registration cover (all benefits)?
  4. Go to the International Society of Sport Psychology (ISSP) website (www.issponline.org).
    • a. What is the ISSP mission?
    • b. What benefits are gained by becoming a member?
    • c. What types of membership are available?

Suggested Readings

American Psychological Association. (1996). Exploring sport and exercise psychology. Washington, DC: Author.
Andersen, M. (2000). Doing sport psychology. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
Biddle, S. J. H. (Ed.). (1995). European perspectives on exercise and sport psychology. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
Gill, D. (2008). Psychological dynamics of sport and exercise (3rd ed.). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
Hill, K. (2001). Frameworks for sport psychologists: Enhancing sport performance. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
Lox, C. L., Martin, K. A., & Petruzzello, S. J. (2010). The psychology of exercise: Integrating theory and practice (3rd ed.). Scottsdale, AZ: Holcomb Hathaway.
Roberts, G. (2001). Advances in motivation in sport and exercise. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.