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The Badminton World Federation (BWF) is glad to announce that the BWF Research Grants Application 2021/22 process is now open.
The BWF provides the opportunity for research institutions and individuals to apply for research grants to assist in the funding of applied sport science research in badminton.
The BWF has a research grant budget of US$ 95,000 for this year’s programme, which will be distributed among successful applications. 
Individuals and institutions can apply for a grant to assist in their research projects in badminton. In this year’s funding, The BWF is particularly interested in the following areas of studies:
  1. Badminton for physical activity and well-being
  2. Inclusive badminton (people with disabilities/gender inclusivity/underprivileged and vulnerable communities/older adults)
  3. Injury Prevention (BWF Consensus Project developed – pending review)
In addition, The BWF also welcome grant applications from institutions or individual academics conducting research in any of the following areas relevant and specifically applicable to badminton: physiology, biomechanics, sports psychology, performance analysis, match analysis, high performance pathways, sports anthropometry, sports injuries / injury prevention, or other areas as agreed by the Sport Science Commission. 
More information is available on the BWF Development website: https://development.bwfbadminton.com/sport-science/bwf-research
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need a literature review of optimal performance
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Sports Psychology is something ESSENTIAL (the classics have already told us: "mens sana in corpore sana" -a healthy mind in a healthy body-); in fact, Ps. Sports and Physical Activity has its own section in the APA, as SUBDIVISION AND ESSENTIAL AREA OF PSYCHOLOGY; In this regard, I suggest and advise you to read our contributions on the subject (Articles, Chapters, Presentations, Preprints, etc.) here in "RG": Thank you
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I am currently looking into the male phycology in younger male (rower) athletes. I am trying to put together a list of questions regarding their training regime and also how they are feeling about up coming competition. These same questions would be the same for an entire 12 month period (so that answers can be compared). Obviously it would be preferable if the questions were "On a scale of 1-5".
I was wondering if there were any sport psychologists that would be able to assist with some questions to add to my weekly quiz.
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The first thing is to determine the age groups.
Second, the development of psychological tests.
Third, the testers' evaluation.
Fourth, putting the questions according to the standards and tests.
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I am researching the effect of social media on social physique anxiety of young adults. What statistical test do I use when analysing data from the social physique anxiety scale? (Leary, 2013)
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إرسال نموذج عام واطلب وارسله من خلال اي تطبيق تراه مناسبا واعمل إحصائية من خلال ردود المواطنين
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Greetings Ms. Lopez-Romero,
I would be happy to send you chapter of my book and references that explain how the brain responds to exposure to violent entertainment media and violent video games.  The book's research concludes that it is necessary to address these influences in order to prevent violent behavior and to promote academic performance.
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Marianna King
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I am a PhD student in sports psychology and I am in the process of studying attentional control and its relationship to the mindfulness of athletes
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Good evening! In my doctoral thesis I created a questionnaire for combativeness.
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I am looking for an EMG device for psychological experiments (in Austria).
Do you have any recommendations for hardware and software?
I am currently programming with "presentation" from neurobehavioral systems, and would like to keep on using this software for stimuli presentation. So the software should be compatible with this.
For the software i found iMotions.
For the hardware i found the Shimmer EMG solutions.
Do you have experiences with the software/hardware and its support services?
Alternatives?
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Stephan F. Dahm I happy to connect with you regarding the different possibilities. iMotions platform integrates with presentation. The choice of HW depends on your requirements such as signal quality, wired/wireless and budget.
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I'm going into my final year as an undergrad Psychology student and I'm about to embark on my dissertation. I am looking to do my dissertation on sport psychology, looking at the impact of injury on an athletes mental health, whether their injury predominantly affects them negatively or positively. Was wondering what would be the best questionnaires to get my participants to fill in. Many thanks :)
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We developed and have used the Sports Inventory for Pain (SIP) since 1992, to look at trait response following injuries. Originaly based on Epstein's stress inoculation theory. Numerous studies have been published using the SIP.
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Dear colleagues,
pre-registration is a key element in open science practice. There are several options on the market for pre-registering an intended research project. I wonder if there is a tendency towards a specific pre-registration platform for exercise science research. For sports psychology it seems to be OSF, but I could not identify a preference for exercise science studies.
What do you think is the most used pre-registration platform for exercise science research and/or which one would you recommend for this field of science?
Cheers
Lutz
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Dear Colleague,
I just started to collect data on exactly this topic as part of a more comprehensive meta-research study regarding orthopedic and sports medicine literature.
I think right now, most studies with a medical background pre-register in classic registries for clinical trials like clinicaltrials.gov or the german equivalent DRKS. Regarding studies without medical background, I would say OSF pre-registration formats are more common and I expect that the proportion of registration and preprints in STORK will increase in future.
Best,
Robert
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I would like to measure behavioral regulations (motivation) in Martial sports, by comparison with Non-Martial Sports.
I am curious to receive either published or unpublished research in this area.
Any help would be appreciated.
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Based on the theory, two types of motivation are known: internal and external.
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For my master thesis I would like to discover the limit between parental support and pressure in sport. I'm searching the original version of "Parental involvement in sport questionnaire (PISQ)". If you can help me I would be so happy! Thanks
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Hello GoGreenEx'ers! I'm researching how applied sport psychers use nature as an intervention tool. Looking for participants for interviews.
The purpose of the project is to research the following questions:
a) What are the believed benefits to time in nature to athletic training? b) What are the perceived mechanisms that bring about these benefits? c) How have applied sport psychology practitioners facilitated athletes’ immersion in nature? d) How do athletes perceive nature immersion to be helpful to their training?
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We have both researchers and athletes with key info. on this topic... Suggesting Noel Brick Mike Rogerson Jessie Barr Jürgen Beckmann Marc Jones Giovanna Calogiuri see our book for example-case study chapters may be useful Andree Walkin Greig Oliver @MaireTNC
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Hello. I want to measure HRV before activity, during activity and after activity. Each measurement will take 5 minutes. I have limited budget and i m searching for a portable device. And it must be reliable for scientific research. I've found some alternatives like shimmer ear clip, polar watches, polar chest strap and some finger and you may offer me different devices. What is the best option for me?
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To study HRV in a scientific research environment it's important to record the ECG. The ECG is the basis for heart beat detection and once its saved by the device you are able to check, whether all heart beats are correctly identified.
We made good expierence with Hexoskin Hx1 and Faros 180°/360°.
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Particularly aiming to understand the influence of different affects and valences on sports performance and fatigue perception.
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Dear Dineia
That will greatly depend on what and when you want to measure (the methodological details). The POMS has been widely used, but it focus mainly on negative moods. The PANAS-X considers a wider variety of emotions (clinical setting). The Sport Emotional Questionnaire is thought to represent more accurately the positive and negative emotions experienced specifically by athletes. The Affect Grid provides a very brief measure of the hedonic tone and activation of present emotional states, particularly useful for scenarios of online monitoring/fluctuations of emotional states - it won't allow identification of the specific emotions, but it will identify if the athlete is experiencing pleasant/unpleasant emotional states and associated high/low arousal.
Hope it helps. Good luck
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Hello! I have a research question within the scope of sports psychology for 2 different situations:
  1. Assess the influence of arousal/motivation on sports performance
  2. Assess preference for internal Vs external cues on sports performance
For the 1st one, would you suggest POMS scale? Or is there a better one? For the 2nd, is there a specific scale to assess this?
Thank you so much!
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I agree on using the SMS, additonally have a look at the Basic Psychological Need Satisfaction and Frustration Scale to consider basic needs and its link to motivation and the Sport Climate Questionnaire if you want to specifically control for the influence of the coaches
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It's very common for papers to mention the use of a neutral DVD/film/clip to not elicit any additional stimuli during a task or exercise when measuring changes in brain excitability, heart rate, mood state, etc
Could anyone point to specific examples of what these neutral videos would be?
Thank you very much
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Thank you very much for your response!
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How to accurately measure study motivation and training motivation among high school student-athletes?
what kind of questionnaire should I use?
Any answer on this question will be highly appreciated.
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Dear Academics,
After deciding to study narcissism on athletes in sport psychology domains, this question occured in my mind. Would it be approprite method to use forced choice items in our researches to interpret the respective feature of subjects? As you know there is NPI (Narcistic Personality Inventory) in the literature, a forced choice scale assesing narcissism level. I wanted to conduct a study including this item. I also saw some studies using just one subscale of Big Five Personality Scales. Participants have to answer these questions because they are already assigned to conditions. I am looking an answer for both the methodological issue and in practice. It is simple to divide groups higher and lower with median but how proper these forced choice answers could represent what our participants carry within their personalities or attitudes.
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You can used a forced choice inventory If you are looking for concise responses. If you want a detailing of the same you could supplement this with an interview schedule.
The choice of the scale being used is dependent primarily on the purpose of the study but the statistical robustness of the same should not be overlooked.
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concerning specific sports fields: for example, if was a swimmer as a child, will I swim as an adult? 
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Psychologically whole humans desires forms from childhood. So this will effect later on their inclination to choice one sport
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How to concentrate? How to handle the pressure? What do you need to think during 100m run? What is the difference between the "thought pattern" of 100m and 200m run. Etc.
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Is sport science about individual holistic approach, or inter-individual reductionistic specialism?
Should someone try to know as much as possible about everything related to the wide field of sport science (nutrition, mechanics, chemics, psychology, genes, pathways, etc. etc.)
Or should someone be a specialist in one or more fields and look for inter-individual coöperation?
Or both (but is this possible?)
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This answer to the auestion "Is sport science about individual holistic approach, or inter-individual reductionistic specialism?" comes from half a century of research experience, with my first scientific paper having been published in 1969. Wholism and reductionism are labels for formalistic conceptions that may exist in the conceptions of sport philosophers but rarely if ever comprise useful frameworks for research. At the outset of any research problem one rarely knows all of what will be needed to answer the question, and must add new knowledge as one moves along. Far more than first knowing all of what may be needed is choosing the most important problem that one has a reasonable chance of solving (i.e. working in the "Medawar Zone" as it has aptly been termed.
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Could anyone recommend an instrument (computer/maybe available online or paper and pencil task) to measure mental body rotation? Especially I am looking for advanced tasks to measure MBR in athletes.
Thanks in advance,
Malgorzata
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Mental Body Rotation Test
Please let me know if these references/sites are helpful to you:
1. What does the Mental Rotation Test Measure? An Analysis of ...
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2. What does the Mental Rotation Test Measure? An Analysis of Item Published in: The Open Psychology Journal · 2009 Authors: Andre F Caissie · Francois Vigneau · Douglas A Bors Affiliation: Ecole Normale Superieure · University of Toronto About: Mental rotationWhat does the Mental Rotation Test Measure? An Analysis of ...
3. What does the Mental Rotation Test Measure? An Analysis of Item Difficulty and Item Characteristics. 9 Pages. What does the Mental Rotation Test Measure?The Modified Total Body Rotation Test: A Rapid, Reliable ...
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4. Summary of "The Modified Total Body Rotation Test: A Rapid, Reliable Assessment of Physical Function in Older Adults." OBJECTIVES: To describe a quick, modified ...[PDF]Measure of the ability to rotate mental images - Psicothema
The Measure of the Ability to Rotate Mental Images (MARMI) test was designed to measure the ability to rotate mental imagery ... Mental Rotation Test ... Published in: Psicothema · 2012 Authors: Alfredo Campos Affiliation: University of Santiago De Compostela About: REV
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In a student group work we are making experiment on participants playing video games using  DFS-2 flow evaluation questionnaire.  We are looking for experimentation using this same questionnaire for other kind of activities, not related to game. the goal is to compare results.
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Thank you Patrick
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Studies have been accumulated more and more evidence regarding the beneficial effects of EEG neurofeedback training in sport performance. However, little insights come up from the perspective of sport trainers, concerning how to apply EEG neurofeedback training with some efficient and effective protocols. I'm appreciated to get to know some practical experiences from the field.
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Dear Cheng, 
I was working with athletes from tennis players to sharpshooters.
First step for me is good anamnesis (what is a problem)
Then EEG. After that I'm looking correlations.
I don't like word "protocol". I'm trying to work individuallly.
Please, write my some more details in private message, I will take a look.
Best wishes,
Pawel
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I read a meta-analysis, and he wrote: “For resistance training, we coded for frequency, mean training intensity, volume (sets of strength training), and type of training split used. Intensity for resistance  was coded as the average percent of 1 repetition maximum (1RM) used .”  How to deal with this situation when the program just like the picture?
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The previous author already said ....
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I am doing an assignment and I need to identify the Project team, the risks of such a project, the migiation plan and also the inter personal relationships that will impact the team performance.
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Both Risk Management as well as Teambuilding are fully explained here:
  Larson, E.W., Gray, C.F., 2011. Project management: the managerial process, 5th ed, The McGraw-Hill/Irwin series operations and decision sciences. McGraw-Hill Irwin, New York.  
Concerning risk I would advise to look at qualitative risk techniques a bit more, e.g.
Raftery, J., 1994. Risk analysis in project management. Spon, 1994.    
To contextualise, the references already provided should help you.  
Kind Regards  
Roland  
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I'm looking for any information about phisical activity (which type of sport or PA) and the procedure to test the physical capacity (aerobic, anaerobic, strenght, balance, flexibility, etc...) in this group.
Our team already follow different typology of cognitive disability (Down Syndrome and so on), but we never follow autistic person.
In order to start any project I'm asking for previous experience or study about PA (physical activity), sports and testing in this syndrome..
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There are quite a few studies which have explored the dimension of physical activity in autism spectrum disorders. There are studies that have explored the differences in physical activity of children with ASD and the typically developed. A few studies have explored the concept of physical activity in terms of intervention. I have attached a few links that may help.
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Dear colleagues, could you please recommend any references devoted to the issue of how athletes perceive their opponents (attitudes towards opponents)? Thank you!
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Dear Guilherme, thank you! 
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As part of my on-going PhD flourishing I am looking to explore the concept of flourishing within the context of athletic performance, so any recommended readings would be most appreciated.
Dan
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thank you Rachel ! Very useful articles !
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I am looking to create a scale or survey to assess the sport coach's perception of the quality of athlete performance during drills, practice, and competition.  I am looking to give the coach the ability to "grade" the athlete's performance of sport specific skills, technique, and tactics. There will be objective measures of success also assessed for each sport (such as shooting percentage in a basketball drill), but the main focus is to design subjective, sport specific context for assessment.
Other factors that we are interested in getting feedback from coaches on are perceived effort of the athlete and perceived difficulty of the session (sRPE).  We will be surveying the athletes as well and modifying the wording accordingly.
The first sport we are assessing is collegiate men's basketball, but would welcome any existing resource on the topic from any sport.
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Jeremy, You may want to include the use of mental imagery, positive self-talk, and etc. In order to increase performance, the athlete must incorporate them into their routine. The level of use would indicate the coache's perception of performance. 
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At this moment I am looking into the creation of a new construct to help in assessment of elite athletes. In this work I continuously come across studies finding differences between male and female athletes regarding levels of trait anxiety with studies showing higher levels of competition related anxiety for female athletes. I cannot help wondering if female athletes actually feel a higher level of anxiety during competition or if they perhaps tend to be more self-critical and devaluate themselves. This is only regarding athletic performance and/or athlete burnout therefore not in occupational settings. Any thoughts on the topic?
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Gender differences are found in all anxiety disorders in the general populations. I'm not sure that the etiologic differences are fully known although both biological and environmental factors are suggested (see reference below).
Good luck!
Henrik
McLean, C. P., Asnaani, A., Litz, B. T., & Hofmann, S. G. (2011). Gender Differences in Anxiety Disorders: Prevalence, Course of Illness, Comorbidity and Burden of Illness. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 45(8), 1027–1035. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychires.2011.03.006
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Handicapping, in sport and games, is the practice of assigning advantage through scoring compensation or other advantage given to different contestants to equalise the chances of winning.Handicapping is used in scoring many games and competitive sports, including go, shogi, chess, croquet, golf, bowling, polo, basketball, and track and field events.Is it possible to handicap a team sport?
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Dear Phil Newman.
one-bounce catches, increasing stumps height when the stronger team comes to bat, Changing boundary lines etc.Apart from this is there a possibility to do it Mathematically.
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Dear Gaël,
the aim of your project sounds very interesting. I am also using (developping) accelerometry-based methods to analyze sport specific movements (mainly sprinting and jumping). But we are also into some projects with elite female handball players. Have you so far special ideas which accelerometers or which methods you want to use? Would be interesting to change some ideas or collaborate in any way.
Best wishes Marcus
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These papers may be useful:
1. Dyrstad, S.M. and Hausken, K. (2013), “Using Accelerometer to Estimate Energy Expenditures with Four Equations in Four Training Sessions,” International Journal of Applied Sports Sciences 25, 2, 91-101.
2. Hausken, K. and Dyrstad, S.M. (2013), “Heart Rate, Accelerometer Measurements, Experience and Rating of Perceived Exertion in Zumba, Interval Running, Spinning, and Pyramid Running,” Journal of Exercise Physiology - Online 16, 6, 39-50.
3. Dyrstad, S.M. and Hausken, K. (2014), “Comparing Accelerometer and Heart Rate Monitor in Interval Running, Interval Spinning and Zumba,” International Journal of Applied Sports Sciences 26, 2, 18-25.
4. Hausken, K. and Dyrstad, S.M. (2014), “Determining Activity Energy Expenditure from Heart Rate and Physiological Characteristics,” The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness 54, 1, 124-128.
5. Hausken, K. and Dyrstad, S.M. (2016), “Using Heart Rate Monitors to Assess Energy Expenditure in Four Training Types,” Gazzetta Medica Italiana 175, 3, 49-58.
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I have the data of NBA Players of 10 years including their age, experience, games played, assists, field goals, minutes played, salary, positions, nationality, free throws, offensive rebounds, defensive rebounds, steals, blocks, points etc.
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I'm looking at the relationship between mental toughness and religiosity and how it influences emotion regulation
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Maybe:
Mutz, J., Clough, P. J., & Papageorgiou, K. A. (2016). Do Individual Differences in Emotion Regulation Mediate the Relationship Between Mental Toughness and Symptoms of Depression? Journal of Individual Differences.
Cowden, R.G: (2016). Mental Toughness, Emotional Intelligence, and Coping Effectiveness: An Analysis of Construct Interrelatedness Among High-Performing
Adolescent Male Athletes. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 123(3), 737–753.
Enjoy!
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If the number of reps changes through training sesions does the RPE too? Or is RPE kept between 8-9. What i mean is: i understand DUP programming; but a hypertophy set can be as high in RPE as a strenght one; that is why i'm asking.
Last question: wouldn't it be also interesting comparing RPE based training to % training; but instead of the classical approach using an encoder/accelerometer? (to have precise 1RM daily data)
thanks in advance
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@Benedikt Mitter  It's true that is not specified if it is either dynamic or static stretching, my bad i'm sorry i dont know why i suposed it. And about the velocity studies i mentioned i think is quite interesting the fact that such a non linear exercise as the pull up provides such similar results as the ones with the smith machine. However I'm really looking forward to see what results you guys get as I really hope that velocity based training  becomes to norm, provably due to my engeneering self wanting a physical magnitude to work with everyday.
Thank you for responding and i wish you the best luck with the participants and i hope noone drops :)
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My partner and I are writing a paper on how environmental factors affect athletic performance. The sport that we are tackling, specifically, is soccer/football. In our paper, we are looking at the factors (mainly air pollution and levels of urbanization) that could affect a player's athletic performance. 
If ever an "optimal environment" would be created such that their athletic performance is at their peak, would this actually be a disadvantage? If ever the athletes would be training in an "optimal environment" would their athletic performance decrease if ever they are taken out of that environment?
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You can use "Sources of sport confidence" \you can find the article using Google search and see what is their score on the scale "Environmental comfort". If the score is high then discomfort will most probably decrease their confidence.
Anyway in both cases: 1. after they had comfortable environment you put them in discomfort conditions (they will be too sensitive to discomfort)  and also 2. after discomfort you put them in too comfortable conditions -  in both cases the performance will suffer.
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I'm interested in Re-evaluating the Validity and Reliability for Physical Fitness and Sports Tests 
What is the best acceleration measure that can be used to measure fast sports movements such as running and jumping?
What are its specifications?
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I agree with Alejandro you need to be careful using GPS.
I am currently re-validating a number of electronic movement tracking systems that are used in Premier League football to record pitch based training (GPS) and match physical outputs (Cameras) as we know they have pretty good agreement in terms of total distance but with reference to more explosive metrics there are significant validity concerns which are highlighted in the literature.
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Can anyone of you suggest me the measure/Standard scale for Team Performance?
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I would argue that you need to look at what the function or purpose of the team is or does. Your measure of team performance (as an outcome) has to be linked to what they exist to do. Anything else that you measure (inputs like the examples given above I.e. Collaboration etc) must be ratified against this or it becomes a purely intellectual exercise. 
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I am currently writing my dissertation, although the question i have asked is on building the mind muscle connection, any strength gains that can be induced through cognitive strategies (i.e meditation, imagery training) will be appreciated.
Thank you
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Cheers @KlausBlishke
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I am looking for a perfectionism questionnaire and many researches about this, and also I'm looking for a questionnaire measuring ability to cooperate.
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Dear Nadia,
Perhaps the Work Ability Index could be helpful for your aim.
best wishes
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I'm looking for any articles or research that links these 2 subjects, it can be in another sample besides college athletes too. 
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Athletic Identity and Conformity to Masculine Norms Among College Football Players:
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I have read research about how skills can improve and how strength can. But what about your ability to jump and move faster?
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Thanks you for answering my questions. I'll let you all know in about 2 months if it is true. 
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I wish to find out the major barriers which adolescents face to involve in physical activity. In search of a highly valid & reliable scale for the same
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Maybe you will find these references useful:
Steinhardt, M., & Dishman, R. (1989). Reliability and validity of Expected Outcomes and Barriers for Habitual Physical Activity. Journal Of Occupational Medicine, 31(6), 536-546.
Brown, S. (2005). Measuring perceived benefits and perceived barriers for physical activity. American Journal of Health Behavior, 29(2), 107-116.
Brown, S., Huber, D., & Bergman, A. (2006). A perceived benefits and barriers scale for strenuous physical activity in college students. American Journal of Health Promotion, 21(2), 137-140.
Sechrist, K., Walker, S., & Pender, N. (1987). Development and psychometric evaluation of the exercise benefits/barriers scale. Research in Nursing & Health, 10(6), 357-365.
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Zeljko
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Is the claim that movement activities and sport can help the inclusion of challenged students in the class based on research? can anyone suggest specific readings and perspectives?
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This maybe a little late however, brain gym found at http://senseaboutscience.org/braingym 
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How many times a week and for how many months should patients with Chronic LBP be trained in a hydrotherapy setup so as to improve core muscles, back extensor and gluteal muscle strength and endurance of core muscles and back extensors? Please provide any supporting articles as well if available.
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3 times per week. Each one 1 hour of duration session.
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Researches prove that practice exercise can increase levels of brain derived neurotropic factor (BDNF) and other growth factors that stimulate neurogenesis, increasing the resistance of the brain to insult and improve learning and mental performance. I would like to ask about if practicing specific kind of sport regularly can effect on brain structure? I mean does the sports different requirements can impact on the brain according to the kind of sport or not?
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Dear Mohamed,
Maybe the following publications can help you:
Church DD, Hoffman JR, Mangine GT et al. Comparison of high-intensity vs. high-volume resistance training on the BDNF response to exercise. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2016 Jul 1;121(1):123-8. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/303560397_Comparison_of_High_Intensity_versus_High_Volume_Resistance_Training_on_the_BDNF_Response_to_Exercise
Murawska-Cialowicz E, Wojna J, Zuwala-Jagiello J. Crossfit training changes brain-derived neurotrophic factor and irisin levels at rest, after wingate and progressive tests, and improves aerobic capacity and body composition of young physically active men and women. J Physiol Pharmacol. 2015 Dec;66(6):811-21. http://www.jpp.krakow.pl/journal/archive/12_15/pdf/811_12_15_article.pdf
Saucedo Marquez CM, Vanaudenaerde B, Troosters T, Wenderoth N. High-intensity interval training evokes larger serum BDNF levels compared with intense continuous exercise. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2015 Dec 15;119(12):1363-73. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/282911637_High_intensity_interval_training_evokes_larger_serum_BDNF_levels_compared_to_intense_continuous_exercise
Forti LN, Van Roie E, Njemini R, Coudyzer W, Beyer I, Delecluse C, Bautmans I. Dose-and gender-specific effects of resistance training on circulating levels of brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in community-dwelling older adults. Exp Gerontol. 2015 Oct;70:144-9. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/281486303_Dose-and_Gender-Specific_Effects_of_Resistance_Training_on_Circulating_Levels_of_Brain_Derived_Neurotrophic_Factor_BDNF_in_Community-Dwelling_Older_Adults
Jeon YK, Ha CH. Expression of brain-derived neurotrophic factor, IGF-1 and cortisol elicited by regular aerobic exercise in adolescents. J Phys Ther Sci. 2015 Mar;27(3):737-41. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4395704/pdf/jpts-27-737.pdf
Marusiak J, Żeligowska E, Mencel J, Kisiel-Sajewicz K, Majerczak J, Zoladz JA, Jaskólski A, Jaskólska A. Interval training-induced alleviation of rigidity and hypertonia in patients with Parkinson's disease is accompanied by increased basal serum brain-derived neurotrophic factor. J Rehabil Med. 2015 Apr;47(4):372-5. http://www.medicaljournals.se/jrm/content/download.php?doi=10.2340/16501977-1931
Lee IH, Seo EJ, Lim IS. Effects of aquatic exercise and CES treatment on the changes of cognitive function, BDNF, IGF-1, and VEGF of persons with intellectual disabilities. J Exerc Nutrition Biochem. 2014 Mar;18(1):19-24. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4241936/pdf/jenb-18-1-19.pdf
Lee SS, Yoo JH, Kang S, Woo JH, Shin KO, Kim KB, Cho SY, Roh HT, Kim YI. The Effects of 12 Weeks Regular Aerobic Exercise on Brain-derived Neurotrophic Factor and Inflammatory Factors in Juvenile Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. J Phys Ther Sci. 2014 Aug;26(8):1199-204. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4155219/pdf/jpts-26-1199.pdf
Nokia MS, Lensu S, Ahtiainen JP, Johansson PP, Koch LG, Britton SL, Kainulainen H. Physical exercise increases adult hippocampal neurogenesis in male rats provided it is aerobic and sustained. J Physiol. 2016 Apr 1;594(7):1855-73. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1113/JP271552/abstract
van den Berg V, Saliasi E, de Groot RH, Jolles J, Chinapaw MJ, Singh AS. Physical Activity in the School Setting: Cognitive Performance Is Not Affected by Three Different Types of Acute Exercise. Front Psychol. 2016 May 17;7:723. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4868849/pdf/fpsyg-07-00723.pdf
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I am looking forward to find a relationship between imagery ability and group cohesion in sports. Just few articles talk about imagery and cohesion. How I should starts the study? I will use Sports imagery ability Questionnaire (SIAQ) and Group Environment Questionnaire (GEQ). Is there any suggestion?
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If mental images are part of the normal training, then there will be differences in performance between high and low in training in training.
If mental images are not in the usual training, you can find an uncertain outcome.
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Where can I find a good book about sport psychology foundations, meaning with foundations the most basic concepts in this field and its differences with other Psychology's branches.
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David I can send you a chapter if you send me your email adddress--eloke@rhsmith.umd.edu
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With some colleagues, we decided to investigate differences in psychological well-being between professional athletes, amateur athletes and non-athletes. We cannot locate much on the amateur group. Any ideas?
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Hi, I advice you uses a sample of runners, because is a sport that nowadays practice a lot of people and there are many races every weekend and you can compare this data with professional athletes. I and my research group are investigating some psychological variables in this group of people and we are finding some conclusions really interesting, cos amateur runners each time more are living like a professional athletes.
I hope it help you¡
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focusing on sport participation only
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Hi Modau,
It would be age, gender, Socio-economic status, knowledge on diseases, father's and mother's education level, accessibility to sports at school or community .and cultural norms etc.  It could be best surveyed with a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods . In a research I conducted among adolescents the above factors contributed in adolescent participation in sports. 
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Looking for articles, journals, books.  Anything that states their position on each topic.
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Dear Dr. Jason
Olympic weightlifting training (variations of the Olympic clean and jerk, and snatch lifts) is more effective in generate power than traditional resistance training. and this articles will assist you:
1- Effect of Olympic and traditional resistance training on vertical jump improvement in high school boys.
2- Olympic weightlifting and plyometric training with children provides similar or greater performance improvements than traditional resistance training.
3- Olympic weightlifting training improves vertical jump height in sportspeople: a systematic review with meta-analysis.
4- Comparison of Olympic vs. traditional power lifting training programs in football players.
5- Olympic weightlifting training causes different knee muscle-coactivation adaptations compared with traditional weight training
6- Vertical jump biomechanics after plyometric, weight lifting, and combined (weight lifting + plyometric) training
7- Comparison of Two Twelve Week Off-Season Combined Training Programs on Entry Level Collegiate Soccer Players' Performance
I hope the best for you.
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In sport a widespread belief exists that  "success breeds success and failure breeds failure".
One major example is "hot hand" or "streak shooting" - terms that refer to the belief that the performance during a particular period is significantly better than could be expected on the basis of the player's overall record.
Which theory in Management is supporting this phenomenon? 
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Thanks Pier-Eric, I've submitted my paper. It's still under review! Best of luck for you in future research
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I am focusing exclusively on the use of these four mental toughness scales: the Psychological Performance Inventory - Alternative (PPI-A), Mental Toughness Inventory (MTI), Mental Toughness Questionnaire (MT-48), and Sports Mental Toughness Questionnaire (SMTQ). 
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Yes. But - inform the line of study in detail,  OK.
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This is for an undergraduate motor learning class that has been learning how stress affects motor performance. 
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Jed:
Ensure that your videos are culturally relevant so as not to add more stress to students' learning. Please see my attached conference paper in this regard as a contribution to your question.
Many thanks,
Debra
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This scale was developed by Frank Jing-Horng Lu et. al from National Taiwan Sports University, Taiwan.
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Mobin,
You might the Life Events Survey for Collegiate Athletes a useful instrument for your purposes. This was developed by Trent Petrie in the early '90s and is included in the paper I am attaching.
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Is there anyone who has articles or even just search terms for any research to do with how cameras or being filmed effects performance in terms or anxiety, arousal or stress?
Any help would be much appreciated beyond belief!
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awesome I will look into that article. it seems there is a whole in research with video effect as i have found some good evidence is nursing journals where by video effects behaviour etc, But nothing in sport as such.
The inverted U will be used as I am confident with my information when relating anxiety to performance increase or decrease. Its the link to video I need so that I can use my research question and do my own testing.
The hard part seems that video is used heavily in sport but the effects of it are just being ignored.
I really appreciate the help thank you so much.
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At this time I am looking for research that looks at psychological parameters that are used most often in applied sport psychology across sports, so not really sport specific, although research from sport specific psychological measures is welcome as well. So basically, what do applied sport psychologists measure the most in there daily practice and how (be it motivation, sleep hygiene, anxiety, stress, worries, mental routines, etc.)? 
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Dear Jens,
Indeed, this topic is very large, there are a rich material to be explored . Nowadays, we have many possibilities to discuss it, (i.e, the application of the multi-dimensional model) is very interesting. In any way, I sent to you some articles, inside them you will look anothers important references about this subject.
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Are there any evidence supported mental health treatments available for athletes?
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I'm planning a project proposal and would like to see a few a papers in my chosen area.
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Hi Mr. Jones,
I would suggest these references:
Dirks, K.T. (2000). Trust in leadership and team performance: Evidence from NCAA
basketball. Journal of Applied Psychology, 85 (66) 1004-1012.
Morgan, P. B., Fletcher, D., & Sarkar, M. (2013). Defining and characterizing team resilience in elite sport. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 14(4), 549-559.
I recommend also (http://breakingmuscle.com/sports-psychology/athletic-resilience-coaching-athletes-to-success-after-mistakes.) It's simple but interesting, I think that can help your question.
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I think that  I could use:
  • Physical Activity and Disability Survey (PADS) (Rimmer et al., 1999)
  • BREQ-2 (Markland & Tobbin, 2004)
Do you Know a better test?
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Hi Darren,
Thanks for your answer. I am studying spinal cord injury and the sport.
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just any research linking the emotion vigour to sport performance as well as linking vigour to confidence
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 Dear Christian,
I hope that following studies might be of some help:
1. Personality and Individual Differences, Volume 39, Issue 1, July 2005, Pages 143– 53, doi:10.1016/j.paid.2004.12.015
2. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, Volume 2, Issue 3, July 2001, Pages 157–172, doi:10.1016/S1469-0292(01)00007-3
3. MOOD STATES OF SOCCER PLAYERS IN THE ENGLISH LEAGUES: REFLECTIONS OF AN INCREASING WORKLOAD, Lovell G.P., Townrow J., Thatcher R., Biol. Sport 2010;27:83-88. 
4.  PSYCHOLOGICAL TRAINING & MENTAL PRACTICE: STRATEGY FOR PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT IN ALL SPORTS – A THEORETICAL EXPLANATION Samapika Mohapatra & Manju Singh, IJDRSA 2012; 8 (1): 197- 206.
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Some researchers would prefer to evaluate athlete`s performance base on actual results obtained by athletes, and other prefer to evaluate subjective perceptions provided by the coaches.
Which one you would prefer? and why?
I mean that how well or poor did athlete perform relative to the other past weeks/months (in team or individual sports)? and the extent to which athletes had progress in the tactical, technical, physical and psychological domains over the past weeks/months?
Please includes your answers base on validate references.
Any help will be appreciate.
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Having been a coach involved in training and evaluating athletes, I can state from experience, the only subjective evaluation by coaches that provided realistic, reliable information about an athlete's performance came from a coach with whom I had the opportunity to personally validate the information provided by the coach. Once a coach had proven his ability to properly evaluate the athlete's performance, I would accept at face value, his statements. Unfortunately, in the vast majority of situations the evaluation of the coach was skewed by personal feelings, etc. causing the evaluation to be better or worse than the true abilities of the athlete. Therefore, before accepting a coach's evaluation a level of reliability and validity for the evaluation must be achieved, this requires you to be able to determine these things on your own to validate the information provided by the coach.
If the purpose of your investigation is to provide information for training and coaching athletes, subjective information may or may not be reliable and valid. You must have an objective means of measuring your target behavior or outcome, and that requires objective measures of performance. Specific tests of functional aspects of performance will, with an adequate understanding of the relationships of the variables being studied, provide better information about the characteristics under consideration than the best subjective information about the performance of the athlete from all but the best coaches. In my experience, probably less than 10% of coaches, are capable of valid, reliable subjective evaluation of training, coaching, or performance. Therefore, your best information will come from hard, objective measures.  
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Research in to physiological factors that can predict a burnout
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Keeping in mind R. Bianchi's remark on burnout and depression, and being highly cautious on "prediction", you may read:
Activated immune-inflammatory pathways are associated with long-standing depressive symptoms: Evidence from gene-set enrichment analyses in the Young Finns Study
ARTICLE in JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRIC RESEARCH 71:120-125 · OCTOBER 2015 
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SEM analysis in coping strategies has shown many difficulties in achieving adequate fit (above all when treating data as categorical). Given this problem, many investigations opted to make parcels or to reduce group items directly in coping styles. However, these decisions usually mean losing information and/or accuracy. What are the main causes of these problems? Can someone suggest possible solutions? Are other techniques more adequate?
Thank you all
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Hola Juan,
Have a look at a completely different way of analyzing  psychological research problems statistically than is done in SEM, developed by James W. Grice, called Observation Oriented Modeling (OOM). I just finished reading an article about it, written by Grice, Barrett, Schlimgen and Abramson, published in 2012 in the Open Access journal Behavioral Sciences, and published on Researchgate recently:
 You may also find Exploratory Structural Equation Modeling a worthwhile alternative for SEM, developed by Asparouhov and Muthén (M+) in 2009:
 For the problems with goodness of fit indices and c2-square in CFA, see my recent publication in the open access journal Comprehensive Psychology, also on Researchgate:
 Good luck,
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With the number of athletes participating on foreign teams ever-increasing, I am interested to learn more about the specific problems they face i.e., in sport, interpersonal communications, (inter)cultural etc.   
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Ana:  Thanks!  I will definitely keep your offer in mind!  There appears to be so much overlap in this area and I will inevitably cross paths with athlete QOL in the future.  All the best.  David
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Communication within the coach-athlete dyad is an area within sport psychology which is not researched as much as other areas, such as team cohesion. If anyone has a paper or information related to communication within the coach-athlete dyad I would greatly appreciate it.
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Great question in an interesting area. Will be interested to see where you go with your research. May not be directly relevant, but attached is a paper that might be of interest. Another one or two in the same vein should be coming out in the next few months. Good luck!