In the past 30 years, sport psychology has been recognized as a distinct area of study in human behavior. Sport psychology is concerned with the psychological and emotional factors that influence both participation in sports and performance activities and the psychological effects derived from them. There are many dimensions to participation in sports, exercise, and performance activity that are influenced by psychological factors. Sport psychologists study motivation, personality, leadership, team building and cohesion, coaching styles, athletic identity, the psychology of injury rehabilitation, and ...

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