The Development of Models for Sport Psychology: Examining the USOC Guidelines

in Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology
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A review of the literature finds a series of articles discussing developmental problems in the field of sport psychology, particularly regarding the definition of professional roles and the establishment of credentialing criteria for these roles. A committee formed by the United States Olympic Committee was the first to establish concrete guidelines, which are reviewed here for their potential positive and negative effects as a model for sport psychology.

I would like to thank Evelyn Hall, Ken Ravizza, Robert Rotella, and the Journal reviewers for their comments and suggestions on an earlier version of this paper.

Requests for reprints should be sent to Steven R. Heyman, Department of Psychology, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY 82071.

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