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The primary purpose of this study was to identify 10 leading sport psychologists in North America for the 1980s as perceived by a sample of professional sport psychologists. In alphabetical order, the 10 who were selected by their peers included Daniel Gould, Daniel Landers, Rainer Martens, Robert Nideffer, Bruce Ogilvie, Terry Orlick, Tara Scanlan, Robert Singer, Ronald Smith, and Robert Weinberg. The second purpose of the study was to profile these individuals and gain their perspectives on various issues facing the field of sport psychology in the 1990s. Issues regarding research focus, professional organizations, graduate training, and future directions for the field are discussed.
W.F. Straub and D.A. Hinman are with the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences at Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY 14850.