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Sport Psychology

  1. Ryan K. May

Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470479216.corpsy0937

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

How to Cite

May, R. K. 2010. Sport Psychology. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–2.

Author Information

  1. Marietta College

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2010


The discipline of sport psychology is dedicated to the investigation of the relationship between psychological factors and exercise and sport, as well as the application of this knowledge. Sport scientists and sport psychologists examine such issues as competition, performance enhancement, skill acquisition, children's development through sport, team interaction, and the maintenance and enhancement of physical and mental health.


  • performance enhancement;
  • sport science;
  • health psychology