Sport psychology: An emergent field in psychology


Journal Article

This manuscript presents the Sport Psychology field as a psychologist's emergent field of action in Brazil. A historical analysis is performed concerning the path of Sport Psychology presenting the areas of professional action (research, teaching and intervention), the role of the sport psychologist (researcher, academic teacher and consultant) and the field's recent scientific state. Although the vast professional field, the diversity of knowledge needed to act in this subdivision of Psychology is an intervening element, resulting in an insufficient professional formation and a division of the professional action into two specialties: the Clinical Psychology and Educational Psychology applied to sport. Finally, it is highlighted the emergency in the comprehension of this aspects, providing background to understand the importance of the professional qualification in the field of Sport and Physical Exercise.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Vieira, LF; Vissoci, JRN; de Oliveira, LP; Vieira, JLL

Published Date

  • April 1, 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 15 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 391 - 399

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1413-7372

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1590/S1413-73722010000200018

Citation Source

  • Scopus