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WHAT DO SPORT PSYCHOLOGY HAVE TO DO TO FLOURISH IN THE USA? I AM TRYING TO COME UP WITH 5 GOOD REASONS. I WOULD APPRECIATE YOUR HELP.
-- LATISHA WRIGHT (WRIG9370@FMARION.EDU), April 27, 1998
A review of the sport psychology literature provides of number of characteristics that effective sport psychologists seem to possess. Surveys and interviews with athletes, coaches, and sport psychologists suggest that an effective sport psychologist (1) possesses a knowledge of psychology and of sport along with the ability to apply psychology to sport, (2) has a likable personality, (3) shows concern and care for the athlete of coach, (4) has the ability to establish good working relationships with athletes and coaches, (5) is a model of the desired behavior, and (6) expressess a willingness to learn from athletes and coaches. Hope that helps.
-- Bob Harmison (Robert.Harmison@usoc.org), April 28, 1998.