Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology Newsletter
A newsletter of Div. 47
December 2015 |Vol. 28, No. 1
The Society for Sport, Exercise & Performance Psychology president outlines his objectives for the coming year.
In This Issue
- Soccer for social change
The Soccer for Social Change programs train native physical education teachers and youth soccer coaches to use the mastery approach to coaching and a peaceful living skills curriculum to help youth develop into productive, peaceful citizens in developing countries experiencing conflict.
By Lindsey Blom, EdD
- Sport and violence
Violence in sport and violence by athletes out of sport presents a challenge to our field.
By Mitch Abrams, PsyD, Michelle Bartlett, PhD, and Tanya Prewitt-White, PhD
- Sport psychology and the problem of fantasy sports gambling
The Society for Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology should join with other sports science and medicine organizations to state that fantasy sports games increase the likelihood of developing pathological gambling problems.
By Shane M Murphy, PhD
- Concussion in sport: Balancing fear and concern with evidence-based information
With the constant focus on concussion have come growing and inaccurate fears about the injury and its potential effects.
By Anthony P. Kontos, PhD