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    All you need to know about stress in sport

    Stress, Well-Being, and Performance in Sport, edited by Rachel Arnold and David Fletcher (Routledge) provides a comprehensive and contemporary overview of stress in sport and its implications on performance and well-being. Our reviewer is sport psychology professor Henrik Gustafsson. He would have loved to read this book as an undergraduate student and coach in cross-country skiing; as a professor he contends that this is the book to go to for insights about stress in sport.

    Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, Volume 16, 2022, Issue 1 | Burnout in Sport and Performance

    JCSP seeks to promote an understanding of theory, technique, and empirical findings specifically related to clinical sport psychology. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: Perfectionism and Burnout in Athletes: The Mediating Role of Perceived Stress by Luke F. Olsson, Michael C. Grugan, Joseph N. Martin, and Daniel J. Madigan.

    Lessons Learned From a Multi-Level Intervention Program to Reduce Swedish Female Floorballers’ Dropout Rate: A Summary

    In this feature article, Stefan Wagnsson, Henrik Gustafsson, Johan Libäck and Leslie William Podlog summarize their article in Journal of Sport Psychology in Action, in which they present an intervention study with the aim of reducing dropout frequency among adolescent girls in floorball in Sweden. They developed a two-year longitudinal intervention program using a multi-level approach of sport attrition. The result was satisfying, with a sharp decrease in dropouts from the cohort under study.

    A few real nuggets among less valuable and sometimes questionable contributions

    “A novel attempt to write exclusively about different aspects of psychology, exclusively related to football.” That’s how Karl Marius Aksum describes the ambition behind the collected volume Football Psychology: From Theory to Practice, editied by Erkut Konter, Jürgen Beckman and Todd M. Loughead (Routledge). Unfortunately, writes our reviewer, the book does not deliver on that intention; out of 25 contributions, Aksum can name but a handful that is up to speed on the current state of knowledge in the field of sports psychology.

    Journal of Sport Psychology in Action, Volume 12, 2021, Issue 4

    The aim of the Journal of Sport Psychology in Action is to provide psychology practitioners involved in the sport industry with sound information that is immediately applicable to their work. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: Lessons Learned from a Multi-Level Intervention Program to Reduce Swedish Female Floorballers’ Dropout Rate by Stefan Wagnsson, Henrik Gustafsson, Johan Libäck & Leslie William Podlog.

    International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Volume 19, 2021, Issue 4

    IJSEP publishes empirical and theoretical contributions in the science of physical activity, human movement, exercise, and sport. The journal’s Editors and Editorial Board encourage researchers and scholars worldwide to submit their work for publication. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: Alcoholics Fanonymous: The relationships between reasons for drinking, aggression, and team identification in sports fans by Sean Pradhan, Nicholas A. Lee, Susan Snycerski & Sean Laraway.

    European Journal of Sport Science, Volume 21, 2021, Issue 8

    The EJSS is the official journal of the European College of Sport Science. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: Mindfulness and shooting performance in biathlon. A prospective study by Torbjörn Josefsson, Henrik Gustafsson, Trym Iversen Rostad, Frank L. Gardner & Andreas Ivarsson (open access).

    Sport in Society, Volume 24, 2021, Issue 4

    Academics in various disciplines are writing about sport. Sport in Society is a multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary forum for academics to discuss the growing relationship of sport to significant areas of modern life. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: ‘I don’t know if America would have picked me:’ athletic, national, and racial identities of the U.S. Men’s Kabaddi Team by Sam Winemiller

    Psychology of Sport and Exercise, Vol. 53, March 2021

    Psychology of Sport and Exercise is an international forum for scholarly reports in the psychology of sport and exercise, broadly defined. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: RETROSPECTIVE AND CONCURRENT PERSPECTIVES OF THE TRANSITION INTO SENIOR PROFESSIONAL FEMALE FOOTBALL WITHIN THE UNITED KINGDOM by Michael McGreary, Robert Morris, Martin Eubank.

    Journal of Sport Psychology in Action, Volume 11, 2020, Issue 2

    The aim of the Journal of Sport Psychology in Action is to provide psychology practitioners involved in the sport industry with sound information that is immediately applicable to their work. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: PRACTITIONERS’ REFLECTIONS OF WORKING WITH THE MINDFULNESS-ACCEPTANCE-COMMITMENT (MAC) APPROACH IN TEAM SPORT SETTINGS by Torbjörn Josefsson, Rasmus Tornberg, Henrik Gustafsson & Andreas Ivarsson.
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