What is Sport and Performance Psychology?


What is Sport and Performance Psychology?

Take a moment and think about you feel during a performance or executing a task. There is a field of study that does just that and it’s called sport and performance psychology.

Sport and performance psychology looks at the mental, emotional and relational components behind performance.

Research shows that there are psychological skills and techniques that help increase your performance and consistency.

These skills can be utilized with any performance domain, such as business, performing arts, and the military.

However, the one area that utilizes it the most is athletics because it takes a lot of mental strength to push through the physical challenges of sports.

That’s why it’s called sport and performance psychology!

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