Advances in Contemporary Sport Psychology


Robert Schinke, PhD (Editor)
Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

Series: Sports and Athletics Preparation, Performance, and Psychology
BISAC: SPO041000

I welcome you to the 2014 accepted writings of Athletic Insight. The ordering of papers does not match with the sequence in which they were released. Rather, I chose to do something a little different in this, my final year as Editor and Chief of Athletic Insight. What the reader finds in this most recent compendium of Athletic Insight writings is nineteen papers, beginning with the most recently accepted as parts of the Autumn, 2014 edition of the journal. Afterward, I reordered the remaining accepted papers so that they made the whole of the book more coherent to the readership.

Briefly, there were a significant number of papers submitted to Athletic Insight from India, Pakistan, Iran, Iraq, Egypt, Sweden, Norway, the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Several of these papers were screened out even before they were sent out to editorial board members or guest reviewers for a thorough peer evaluation. Those that were deemed acceptable were then farmed out to scholars well versed in the various topics submitted to the journal. The topics submitted spanned coaching, motor learning and sport psychology intersections, youth sport, elite amateur sport, professional sport, cultural sport psychology, and various aspects relating to exercise psychology.

This diversity in subject matter confirms what I have always known – that Athletic Insight is inclusive and open to a breadth of topics, critical scholarship, and emerging and contentious issues pertinent today within the sphere of sport and exercise psychology.
To me, the centerpiece of this successful compendium is found within the first seven chapters. These pieces were invited by the editor to provoke thought within the domain regarding the challenges associated with professional accreditation in sport and exercise psychology. Indeed, these pieces reflect current traction relation to accreditation evidenced in the Association of Applied Sport Psychology and the International Society of Sport Psychology.

These two worldwide societies are seeking to consider how we might better accreditation within the global domain, taking into account commonalities across countries and also uniqueness and diversity. To my knowledge, there is no recent series of accepted papers where international authorities engage in dialog and share their views relating to how one might proceed with modern accreditation, how to stimulate continuing education, what to do in order to integrate cultural safety within certification, and current trends in accreditation. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


An Overview of the Issues Affecting the Future of Certification in Sport Psychology
(Jack C. Watson II and Steven T. Portenga)

EEG Measures Prior to Successful and Unsuccessful Golf Putting Expert Performance
(Juan G. Cremades)

Seeing, Being, and Doing: Addressing Multicultural Competency in Applied Sport Psychology
(Leeja Carter and Tanya Prewitt)

Education Is a Marathon, Not a Sprint: The Importance of Continuing Education in Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology
(Dana K. Voelker)

The Perceived Value of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology Certification and Certification Exam: A Survey of Sport and Exercise Psychology Professionals
(Alessandro Quartiroli)

An International Portrait of the Sport and Exercise Psychology Professional: Examining Professional Practice Issues from a Global Perspective
(Justine Vosloo and Alessandro Quartiroli)

A Critical Review of Sport and Performance Psychology Certifications
(Steven T. Portenga)

Tracing the Pathway to Passion for a Preferred Physical Activity
(Anaurene Roy, Balbir Singh, and Tony Morris)

Psychological Antecedents of Overuse Injuries in Swedish Elite Floorball Players
(Ulrika Tranaeus, Urban Johnson, Björn Engström, Eva Skillgate, and Suzanne Werner)

Preliminary Evidence for a Relationship between Mental Toughness and Quality of Life For NCAA Division-I Student-Athletes
(Susannah Knust, Kevin Laguerre, Craig Wrisberg, Cortney King, and Nathan Berggrun)

Happiness and Well-Being Models: Empirical Support from High School Coaching Study
(Amy Baltzell, Vanessa Loverme Akhtar, John Mccarthy, David Hurley and Ira Martin)

The Knowledge and Decision Making Behaviors of NCAA Division I Soccer Coaches and Athletes toward Concussions
(Jessica Tsao, Jacqueline D. Van Hoomissen, and Terence G. Favero)

Are All Predicted Relationships Linear by Nature? A Note about Quantile Regression in Sport and Exercise Psychology
(Andreas Ivarsson and Urban Johnson)

Coaching Behavior in Professional Basketball: Discrepancies between Players’ and Coaches’ Perceptions
(Neoklis Lemonidis, Yannis Tzioumakis, Alekos Karypidis, Maria Michalopoulou, Vassilios Gourgoulis, and Nikolaos Zourbanos)

Developing Effective Pre-Performance Routines for Golf Performance: Implications for the Coach
(Stewart T. Cotterill, Dave Collins, and Ross Sanders)

Exploring Motives of Ironman Triathletes Using the Transtheoretical Model
(Suzannah Mork Armentrout)

A Meta-Analysis of Visual Feedback for Motor Learning
(Michael c. Rhoads, Gylton B. Da Matta, Nicole Larson, and Steven Pulos)

What Predicts Drive for Muscularity in Collegiate Athletes v. Non-Athletes?
(Mary Pritchard and Alli Nielsen)

I Want to Be a Sport and Exercise Psychologist: UK Career Pathways
(Tracey J. Devonport and Andrew M. Lane)


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