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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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Richard Thelwell
University of Portsmouth, UK
(term ends December 31, 2026)

For both the Paper of the Year Award and Reviewer of the Year Award, the Associate Editor (AE) of the Case Studies in Sport and Exercise Psychology (CSSEP) will propose two papers/reviewers.

Available awards include:

  • Paper of the Year Award
  • Reviewer of the Year Award

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