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Freaked-out Kids in Sports: Keys to Stress Reduction

By Frank L. Smoll
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A 20-year trend in youth sports emphasizes teaching coaches how to create a healthy psychological environment for their athletes. However, there’s also an important need to educate parents, so they…

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“The Ripples Are Big”: Storying the Impact of Doping in Sport Beyond the Sanctioned Athlete

By Dr. Kelsey Erickson
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Recent doping allegations within track and field include systemic doping (e.g. Russian Athletics), corrupt administration (e.g. the International Association of Athletics Federation; IAAF), and leaked…

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Changing the Game

By Stephanie C. Coakley
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"The player is on the clock from the day he arrives in the NFL. He's not thinking about what's going to happen when he exits. He's thinking that the fun has just begun." -- Troy Vincent, EVP of…

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Why Sport Psychology Can Aid Performing Artists

By Kate Hays
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Kate Hays discusses how and why sport psychology and mental skills can be used to help actors, musicians, and other performers.

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Sport Psychology at the Winter Olympics

By Sean McCann
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Sean McCann, senior sport psychologist for the United States Olympic Committee, and former president of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, on the role that sport psychology plays in…

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Why Mindset and Failure Matter in Performance

By Nicole Detling
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Nicole Detling discusses the importance of your mindset for performance and the importance of learning from failure.

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