International Journal of Yogic, Human Movement and Sports Sciences
2019, Vol. 4 Issue 1, Part D
A study of sports psychology
AUTHOR(S): Dr. Tarsem Singh
Lather states that "Sports psychology is an area which attempts to apply psychological facts and principles to learning, performance, and associated human behaviour in the whole field of sports." A majority of research work undertaken in Physical education is focussed on the physiological areas of human performance. But, many psychologists and coaches say that in a competition, - competition is ten percent physical, and ninety percent mental. Usually in a competitive situation, the probability is that both teams possess nearly the same physical skills and fitness levels. But beyond that the winner is determined by mental preparation. Hence the purpose of Sports Psychology is to understand, explain, predict and control behaviour of players and athletes.
Pages: 174-175 | 326 Views 3 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Tarsem Singh. A study of sports psychology. Int J Yogic Hum Mov Sports Sciences 2019;4(1):174-175.