Title

An Optimization Approach to Mental Health in Athletes

Document Type

Book Section

Publication Date

7-23-2020

Publication Title

Advancements in Mental Skills Training

Publisher

Routledge

Edition

1

First page number:

70

Last page number:

82

Abstract

The book comprehensively examines the use of mental skills training for athletic performance and well-being from a cross-cultural perspective. It begins by introducing theoretical advancements related to mental toughness, cultural factors, performance optimisation and mindfulness. It goes on to examine the technological advancements related to mental skills training, outlining how mobile technologies can be used to measure and train perceptual-cognitive skills, and the effectiveness of virtual reality in mental training. The book concludes by discussing emerging topics, such as how sports psychology can incorporate spirituality, minority groups in sport and the impact of prejudice, and referee career development.

Keywords

Mental health; Athletes; Sport psychology

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Mental and Social Health | Psychiatric and Mental Health

Language

English


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