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. Recent 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. Future issues of TSP will address 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.
TSP is also available in a digital format, providing online subscribers with the same authoritative content as the print edition but with additional advantages, such as the ability to search entire issues in seconds and access to all back issues. In addition, the content of the online version of TSP is accessible weeks before the print version arrives by mail, and subscribers can receive each issue's table of contents by e-mail when a new issue is published.
Sheldon Hanton is a professor of sport psychology and pro vice-chancellor at Cardiff Metropolitan University. He received his PhD in 1996 from Loughborough University in the UK; in his thesis he examined positive and negative anxiety states in elite competitive swimmers. He is a member of the advisory board for the Journal of Sports Sciences and the editorial board for the Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, Journal of Imagery Research in Sport and Physical Activity, and Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise. Sheldon’s main interests are stress and anxiety, organizational issues, and mental toughness. He has published more than 150 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and conference papers on sport performance psychology. Sheldon is an accredited psychologist with the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences, a registered Olympic psychologist, and a certified consultant and fellow with the Association for Applied Sport Psychology in the United States. He is also a chartered psychologist with the British Psychological Society. Sheldon regularly works with elite performers, coaches, and managers on psychological preparation and supervises trainee sport psychologists in attaining professional status. As a former psychologist with the National Performance Centre, he advised the England swim team and consulted at international training camps and competitions.