Some Applications of Behavioral Principles to Sport and Exercise Enhancement

  • Albert J. Kearney
Part of the Applied Clinical Psychology book series (NSSB)


There is a considerable overlap between behavioral medicine and the closely related field of sport and exercise psychology. Both deal with the human body, its interactions with the physical and social environment, and have as their goals to help that body function as effectively as possible, whether achieving and maintaining health or, at the other end of the continuum, performing at a world class level in an athletic event. The emphasis of this chapter, however, will be on sport and exercise applications of psychological principles, rather than on the more clearly medical applications. The point of view taken will be primarily from a behaviorological perspective.


Behavioral Medicine Athletic Performance Imagery Ability Sport Psychology Imagery Training 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Albert J. Kearney
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  1. 1.Action TherapiesMedfieldUSA

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