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Excerpt — Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology 7th Edition With Web Study Guide

Diversity and inclusion research in sport and exercise

Interest in studying diversity and inclusion issues in sport and exercise psychology is increasing. This research has focused on either studying specific populations, such as girls and women in sport, or sport for people with intellectual and physical disabilities or topics such as acculturation in athletes or stereotype threat.

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Exercise and personality

Sport psychologists have investigated the relationship between exercise and personality. We will begin by briefly summarizing the research on the relationship between the Big 5 personality traits and physical activity involvement.

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Technological advances in sport psychology

Technology has taken sports by storm. There are metrics and statistics for every imaginable happening, and sport technology has become increasingly important for recording, analyzing, and optimizing athletic performance (Fuss, Subic, Strangwood, & Metha, 2013).

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