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Shona L Halson, Jonathan M. Peake, and John P. Sullivan

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Zella E. Moore

The primary purpose of this article is to expand the discussion about the role of science, clinical thinking, the state of the discipline, and the manner in which evidence-based practice may aid in the development of the field of sport psychology. Rejecting pseudoscientific principles and embracing sound scientific standards of research and practice will result in an increasingly fresh and vibrant field from which greater innovation and evolution can occur. This innovation will inevitably lead to a renewed commitment to theory building, as the evolving scientific database will drive new ways of thinking about the myriad of issues presented by athletic clientele. By embracing the evidence-based practice philosophy, not only will sound scientific advancements emerge, but most importantly, the overall well-being of our athletic clientele will be enhanced.

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Nicholas B. Tiller and Stuart M. Phillips

Superstition and pseudoscience extend back to the dawn of civilization. In Mesopotamia—the birthplace of writing and recorded history—illnesses were “treated” by offering amulets and incantations to the evil spirits believed to have inflicted disease in retribution for the “sins of mankind

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Nicholas B. Tiller and Panteleimon Ekkekakis

scientific knowledge. To a large degree, ambiguity and lack of transparency in some kinesiology research are being exploited by the commercial health and wellness industries to sell products and practices on baseless claims and pseudoscience ( Tiller, 2020 ; Tiller et al., 2022 ). Misconduct may also be

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John Stoszkowski, Áine MacNamara, Dave Collins, and Aran Hodgkinson

, flawed thinking, false assertions, preposterous claims, frauds, pseudoscience, and myths—simply, some .very practical guidance on how to work out what is and is not “baloney” (or BS!). The baloney detection kit can be thought of as the tools of healthy scepticism that we can apply to everyday life. Sagan

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C. Keith Harrison and Jay J. Coakley

defended the Southern slave owner and put forth racist pseudoscience about intellectual inferiority among Blacks. 5. Although individual courses on hip-hop are taught at institutions of higher learning across the nation as well as globally, what about a concentration, a minor, or a certificate specific to

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Panteleimon Ekkekakis and Nicholas B. Tiller

.R. ( 2013 ). Worldwide survey of fitness trends for 2014 . ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal, 17 ( 6 ), 10 – 20 . Tiller , N.B. , Sullivan , J.P. , & Ekkekakis , P. ( 2022 ). Baseless claims and pseudoscience in health and wellness: A call to action for the sports, exercise, and nutrition