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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2022, Vol. 9, Issue 3, Part C

Role of psychology in sports


Author(s): Dr. Nirlep Kaur

Abstract: Psychology is the study of human and animal mind. Psychologist tries to understand why living beings act the way they do. The sports psychology employees the concepts theories and tools of the larger field of psychology in seeking to describe control and predict the behavior of those involved in sports. There are three principle factors that are studied in sports Psychology which contribute to athletic performance, athlete, coach and environment in which these individuals and other interact. Coaches train the players more effectively by studying their psychology so that athlete performs more efficiently. One of the goals of applied sports psychology is to investigate human performance (seiler 1992) by striking a balance between the physical and mental dimensions of performance. There are many methods to judge player’s mental behavior which is very important factor to improve the sports performance. These methods are as:- observations, introspection experimentation, clinical case study method, psycho analysis genetic method, and psychometrics. The factors involved in the sports activities related to psychology are as behavior, motivation, emotion, growth and development, learning, anxiety, aggression, individual differences, intelligence, interest etc.

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Dr. Nirlep Kaur. Role of psychology in sports. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2022;9(3):190-192.
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