International Journal of Yogic, Human Movement and Sports Sciences
2018, Vol. 3 Issue 1, Part S
The role of psychological factors in sports
AUTHOR(S): Amit Tomar and Kapil Dev Dhunna
Sport psychology is the recent concern of sport science in India. Psychology preparation is a fact that has been often neglected by athletes and coaches. Studies have shown that mental readiness was felt to be the most significant statistical link with Olympics ranking. Vishwanathan Anand, a professional chess player suggested that the game is 99% psychological. “The total time spent by the chess player is almost all of their ‘thinking time”. Within the areas of psychological aspects of athletic performance, it is interesting to note that more than 70 percent questions raised, discussed and debated at the International conferences and seminars on sport psychology pertain to anxiety, Motivation, Arousal, Personality, concentration, Mental imagery, confidence, goal setting etc. They arise under varying sets of circumstances and form a sort of continuum but always moving upward. Sport psychology is now a firmly recognized sport science in the curriculum of most colleges of physical education.
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Amit Tomar, Kapil Dev Dhunna. The role of psychological factors in sports. Int J Yogic Hum Mov Sports Sciences 2018;3(1):1048-1049.