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Psychological and Motor Associations in Sports Performance: A Mental Approach to Sports

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“Mens sana in corpore sano” is a Latin quote from Juvenal (Satire, X, 356), used to paraphrase the idea that physical exercise is an important and essential component of mental and psychological well-being. Body and mind must be considered as inseparable elements that represent two distinct natures of the ...

“Mens sana in corpore sano” is a Latin quote from Juvenal (Satire, X, 356), used to paraphrase the idea that physical exercise is an important and essential component of mental and psychological well-being. Body and mind must be considered as inseparable elements that represent two distinct natures of the same living, communicating with each other and influencing each other.

For centuries the scientific community has grappled with the mind/body dichotomy. Mind and body have been studied, analyzed and treated separately. In recent years, however, the mind-body unit has witnessed a growing interest in the field of psychology and neuroscience applied to sports.

In this Research Topic, we welcome papers critically evaluating the methods of mental approach to sport, to motor activities and cognitive and emotional mechanisms in the construction of better performances in sports.

We encourage interdisciplinary manuscript submissions concerning, but not limited to the following themes:

- Mind-body well being
- Motor performance cognitive impact throughout development
- Emotional and Motor component in Sport performance
- Ethical issues in sport performance
- Performance in physical educational settings
- The effects of personality traits on sports performance
- Cognitive and psychophysiological approaches to performance enhancement
- The efficacy of using imagery to enhance learning and sport performance
- The Influence of mental imagery on Sport performance
- The effect of mood states on performance

We welcome contributions from different fields of psychology and neuroscience applied to sports. The work can be experimental or computational. Reviews and papers on education and ethical issues are also welcome. While the scope is broad, the authors are encouraged to clearly indicate how their studies address the announced theme of advances in motor and sports psychology.


Keywords: motor, sport, well-being, performance, sport psychology


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18 November 2019 Manuscript

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