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Case Studies in Sport and Exercise Psychology

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Case Studies in Sport and Exercise Psychology (CSSEP), jointly published by the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) and Human Kinetics, is an online, peer-reviewed journal and searchable library focused on providing practitioners, students, and instructors with case studies showing different approaches (strategies) and methods (tactics) relevant to sport and exercise psychology applied research and consultation, covering a wide variety of issues and topics that arise in the profession from around the world.

CSSEP is a forum for scientifically driven case studies, broadly defined. The journal is open to the use of diverse practical and methodological approaches, derived from the international community. Manuscripts considered for publication in CSSEP will present approaches and results from high quality empirical research and/ or systematic interventions. Each case study must demonstrate practical and academic rigour that goes beyond description of processes to interpretive qualities and relevance outside of a single context.

This unique collection of case studies is continually updated online and covers important emerging and established areas of sport and exercise psychology. Case studies will begin with reflections on the context and the key agents involved, with special attention paid to the author(s), their approach to practice, their philosophy, and a brief outline of the experiences that have helped to shape and evolve their particular approach (strategies). Then, once explaining, in detail, the case itself and the focal interventions (tactics) and outcomes, there will be a strong focus on reflection. The authors will be required to reflect on their experience, the effectiveness of their approach, things they would do differently, and major lessons learnt.


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There is an open call for papers for an upcoming special issue of CSSEP:


Robert Schinke - Laurentian University, Canada

Associate Editors
Richard Thelwell - University of Portsmouth, UK
Richard Keegan - University of Canberra, Australia

Editorial Board
Rebecca Busanich, Saint Catherine University, USA
Lois Butcher-Poffley, Full Out Performance Enhancement, USA
Sarah Castillo, National University, USA
Sharon Chirban, Amplifying Performance Consulting, USA
Stewart Cotterill, AECC University College, UK
Brendan Cropley, Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK
Natalie Durand-Bush, University of Ottawa, Canada
Daniel Gucciardi, Curtin University, Australia
San-Fu Kao, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Gretchen Kerr, University of Toronto, Canada
Michele Kerulis, Northwestern University, USA
Carsten Hvid Larsen, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Charlie Maher, Cleveland Indians/Rutgers University, USA
William Massey, Oregon State University, USA
Chris Mesagno, Federation University, Australia
Robert Owens, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA
Roy David Samuel, Kibbutzim College of Education Technology and the Arts & Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Israel
Mustafa Sarkar, Nottingham Trent University, UK
Lee-Ann Sharp, University of Ulster, UK
Duncan Simpson, IMG Academy, USA
Melissa Thompson, University of Southern Mississippi, USA
Chris Wagstaff, Portsmouth University, UK