The Sport Psychologist (TSP) is the premier journal that examines consulting and interventions in sport psychology and addresses the practical implications of research and theory. TSP emphasizes the application of psychological services in sport and the delivery of these services to practitioners such as athletes and coaches. Founded by Glyn Roberts and Dan Gould, TSP is an outlet for the work of the top academics in the field, and it is a valuable resource for those interested in the latest applied research in sport psychology. In addition, TSP presents international news regarding sport psychology, media reviews, and articles that synthesize research findings into implications for professional practice.
With an editorial board that represents an international perspective as well as the top scholars in the field, TSP often publishes articles that present newer and less traditional methods of sport psychology research. Past articles have focused on time management in elite training, identity development in elite athletes, the role of parents in success, and elite consultants’ personal experiences of working in the field. Recent issues of TSP have addressed topics such as organizational stress in sport psychology; stories, narratives, and identity development in elite sport; and improving the performance environment of an elite team during a competitive season.
For individual subscribers, TSP is available in online-only or print plus online subscription formats. Both versions allow subscribers full access to the journal’s authoritative content and online access to digital archives of back issues. Those who wish to stay updated on recent content may visit the TSP website to sign up for the free notification of the table of contents, which details the articles and authors for each new issue.
Institutional subscriptions are offered in the same formats mentioned previously as well as print only. Institutional subscriptions must be placed by phone.
Sheldon Hanton, PhD, is a professor of sport psychology at Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK, where he is the pro-vice chancellor for research. Hanton sits on the advisory board for the Journal of Sports Sciences, is a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Imagery Research in Sport and Physical Activity, and is a former board member for the Journal of Applied Sport Psychology and Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise. He is also a member of the Economic and Social Research Council’s Peer Review College. Professor Hanton interests are competition stress and anxiety, mental toughness, organizational psychology, sport injury, and reflective practice. Hanton has published more than 250 peer-reviewed journal articles, edited texts, book chapters, and refereed conference papers. He has supervised or advised on 13 PhD completions, has examined internationally, and is currently supervising 11 doctoral candidates. Hanton is a chartered psychologist with the British Psychological Society and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. As a former psychologist with the National High Performance Centre, he advised the England swim team and consulted at international training camps and competitions.