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Sports Psychology in Action

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Sports Psychology studies a person’s behavior as it relates to sports by undersanding psychological or mental factors that can affect one’s physical performance

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Sports Psychology in Action

  1. 1. www.helpingpsychology.com Sports Psychology in Action
  2. 2. Psychology Degrees http://media3.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/photo/2010/02/28/PH2010022800191.jpg Ask any of the athletes that were successful at this year’s 2010 Vancouver Olympics what helped them bring their A-game and most will have a simple explanation. www.helpingpsychology.com www.helpingpsychology.com
  3. 3. It’s all about preparing their minds, or in other words, engaging in sports psychology. Psychology Degrees http://www2.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/Elite+Indigenous+Athletes+Training+Camp+w1q7aor32Orl.jpg www.helpingpsychology.com
  4. 4. Psychology Degrees Many coaches of star players believe in using this tool to help athletes exercise the mind, in addition to their bodies, for the Olympics or other physical endeavors. http://www.worldwidelearn.com/img/spotlight/argosy-university-online/sport-exercise-psychology/sport-exercise-psychology2.jpg www.helpingpsychology.com
  5. 5. Psychology Degrees Hopefuls on the rise and veteran athletes have all used this technique throughout the ages. http://www.westlapilates.com/images/pilates-for-athletes.jpg www.helpingpsychology.com
  6. 6. Psychology Degrees Alex Bilodeau, who won a gold medal for moguls and five-time Olympian and luge athlete Mark Grimmette also are known for using sports psychology. http://media.mlive.com/chronicle/sports_impact/photo/markjpg-c72ea28bd10d4daa_large.jpg http://30262.vws.magma.ca/en/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/bilodeau_inawashiro09.jpg www.helpingpsychology.com
  7. 7. Psychology Degrees The trend to use the technique of preparing an athlete’s mind for Olympic competition began in the 1990’s according to Sean McCann, senior sports psychologist for the U.S.Olympic Committee. http://www2.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/Paralympics+Day+7+Athletics+16dDyJ0YGxjl.jpg www.helpingpsychology.com
  8. 8. Psychology Degrees Sports psychology played an important role at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, China as well. http://www3.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/Olympics+Day+3+Swimming+-Ld4MorTBthl.jpg www.helpingpsychology.com
  9. 9. Psychology Degrees Sports officials from the host company, knowing the high expectations for their athletes and the pressure they would be under, hired sports psychologists to help their stars prepare for the various events. http://www.theglasgowacademy.org.uk/ntga/images/senior/pe/athletics%201.jpg www.helpingpsychology.com
  10. 10. Psychology Degrees Sports Psychology studies a person’s behavior as it relates to sports by understanding psychological or mental factors that can affect one’s physical performance. http://www1.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/2008+Australian+Championships+Day+1+VZRopOC48Ztl.jpg www.helpingpsychology.com
  11. 11. Psychology Degrees It then seeks to use what is learned to enhance team and individual routines. http://www.psy.uq.edu.au/page/image/activity/spe_photo.jpg www.helpingpsychology.com
  12. 12. Psychology Degrees It also helps to minimize the effects of injury and poor performance by managing the emotions of the athletes. http://www4.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/Australian+Athletics+Championships+Day+3+NVhY3b57OQFl.jpg www.helpingpsychology.com
  13. 13. Psychology Degrees Various skills are taught to athletes in sports psychology including visualization, relaxation, setting goals, awareness, self-talk, concentration, control, and confidence. http://www.sportsciencepress.com/images/sports-psychology-5-350.jpg www.helpingpsychology.com
  14. 14. www.argosy.edu www.HelpingPsychology.com Helping Psychology Is Sponsored By

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