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THE Society’s ‘Year of Relationships’ is a piece of good fortune for researchers and practitioners like me, providing a unique opportunity to showcase an exciting and expanding field within psychology. In a sport context there are many personal relationships (e.g. coach–...

Why I study... The effects of exercise

When I sat down to write this article, my mind immediately regressed back to my childhood. I recalled an LP of songs from the 1970s children’s television programme The Wombles that I was given for my third...

Rarely off the back pages and now with its own Division of the British Psychological Society, sport psychology has come of age. Even though some, more ‘conservative’, individuals or sports may shy away from it, sport psychology (with or without actual sport psychologists) is...

Looking back through the mists of time, it could be argued that sport psychology (‘the application of psychological theory and methods to the understanding and enhancementof athletic performance’) has been ever present in our history. In the earliest times its role will not...