From Sport Psychology to Sport and Exercise Psychology: A 40-year Update

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As part of the 40th anniversary of the publication of Brooks’s (1981) Perspectives on the Academic Discipline of Physical Education, the authors offer an update on the Sport Psychology chapter, including key developments, topics, and issues in sport and exercise psychology. They begin with an overview of the 1981 chapter and state of sport psychology as described during that time. Then, in the main part of the article, they go through each of the main topics as presented in the 1981 chapter—highlighting what’s gone, what’s stayed, what’s changed, and what’s new. In the final section, they discuss the current state of sport and exercise psychology and end with their aspirations for sport and exercise psychology.

Gill and Reifsteck are with the Dept. of Kinesiology, University of North Carolina Greensboro, Greensboro, NC, USA. Madrigal is with the Dept. of Kinesiology, California State University—Long Beach, Long Beach, CA, USA.

Gill (dlgill@uncg.edu) is corresponding author.
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