Sport and Exercise Psychology Review (Journal)

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C. S. Lewis, in his preface to Surprised by Joy, wrote “ I have tried to write the first chapter that those who can’t bear such a story will see at once what they are in for and close the book without the least waste of time”. I can write with confidence here that our index begins and ends with excellent articles to educate and entertain. I suspect C. S. Lewis’ self-effacing preface … In this issue of the Sport & Exercise Psychology Review, we enjoy several authors’ contributions from research and professional practice. We begin with an original article exploring the understanding of mental toughness in elite football officiating by Liam Slack and his colleagues. The colloquial compound noun – mental toughness – generates interest as its legend grows. Next, Fountoulakis and Grogan present an investigation of the links between body image and exercise participation. Our final original articles from Davies, Boxall, Szekeres and Greenlees use cognitive-specific imager to develop self-efficacy and training performance. Lindsay, Pitt and Thomas draw upon the philosophical wisdom of Wittgenstein to explore how we in sport psychology are…. McCormick presents a trainee’s case study of solution-focused brief therapy with an amateur football team. Cotterill and Symes offer excellent suggest about integrating social media in your practice as a sport psychology consultant. McIntyre, Campbell and Turner converse about the immersion approach and our roles as performance psychologists. Our one-to-one in this issue is with a former tutor, Professor Paul Holmes. Symes introduces us to a week in her life as a sport psychologist. We have a research note from Pitt and Wolfson on fear of failure and self-talk in a football academy. Matt Slater coordinated the student members sections with his usual style. We have an article from Evans and Slater about… Randall examined the experiences, challenges and possibilities when negotiating NHS ethics. Finally, Materson, Hurst and Slater offer a reflection on an international conference from the perspective of early career researchers. We also have a conference report from Meijen and Adams, a Masterclass reflection from Urban and a book review from Allen.
Period1 Mar 2014
Type of journalJournal