Psychology of Sport and Exercise

(The median citation count of Psychology of Sport and Exercise is 3. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-07-01 to 2024-07-01.)
Physical activity is positively associated with college students' positive affect regardless of stressful life events during the COVID-19 pandemic80
The impact of identity leadership on team functioning and well-being in team sport: Is psychological safety the missing link?68
Ambulatory assessment for physical activity research: State of the science, best practices and future directions63
Home advantage during the COVID-19 pandemic: Analyses of European football leagues56
A systematic review and meta-synthesis of mental health position statements in sport: Scope, quality and future directions50
Psychological and physiological stress in non-competitive and competitive esports settings: A systematic review49
Assessing physical activity through questionnaires – A consensus of best practices and future directions49
Assessing physical behavior through accelerometry – State of the science, best practices and future directions48
A dual-process model of affective and instrumental attitudes in predicting physical activity44
Self-compassion, social rank, and psychological distress in athletes of varying competitive levels42
Cumulative lifetime stress exposure, depression, anxiety, and well-being in elite athletes: A mixed-method study41
Physical activity and motor skills in children: A differentiated approach41
Executive functions in elite athletes – Comparing open-skill and closed-skill sports and considering the role of athletes' past involvement in both sport categories39
All for us and us for all: Introducing the 5R Shared Leadership Program39
The rise and fall of executive functions in high-level football players38
The effect of a virtual reality environment on gaze behaviour and motor skill learning36
To Flourish or Languish, that is the question: Exploring the mental health profiles of Danish elite athletes35
Representative co-design: Utilising a source of experiential knowledge for athlete development and performance preparation34
Effects of school-based interventions on motivation towards physical activity in children and adolescents: A systematic review and meta-analysis34
Higher inhibitory control is required to escape the innate attraction to effort minimization30
Parents about parenting dual career athletes: A systematic literature review.29
The effectiveness of psychological skills training and behavioral interventions in sport using single-case designs: A meta regression analysis of the peer-reviewed studies27
Effects of psychological interventions on competitive anxiety in sport: A meta-analysis26
Elite golfers are characterized by psychomotor refinement in cognitive-motor processes25
Stress mindset in athletes: Investigating the relationships between beliefs, challenge and threat with psychological wellbeing25
Community sport and physical activity programs as sites of integration: A meta-synthesis of qualitative research conducted with forced migrants24
Athlete perspectives on the enablers and barriers to nutritional adherence in high-performance sport24
To act or not to act? Student-athlete perceptions of social justice activism23
Focusing on the coach’s eye; towards a working model of coach decision-making in talent selection23
When the final whistle blows: Social identity pathways support mental health and life satisfaction after retirement from competitive sport23
Too bored for sports? Adaptive and less-adaptive latent personality profiles for exercise behavior23
Knowledge is power? Outcome probability information impairs detection of deceptive intent22
Ten essential features of European dual career development environments: A multiple case study22
Exercise as a coping strategy and its impact on the psychological well-being of Japanese community-dwelling older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic: A longitudinal study22
Social identity leadership in sport and exercise: Current status and future directions22
Defining and characterizing organizational resilience in elite sport22
Understanding and building clean(er) sport together: Community-based participatory research with elite athletes and anti-doping organisations from five European countries21
Comparing the constraints led approach, differential learning and prescriptive instruction for training opposite-field hitting in baseball21
A citation network analysis of career mentoring across disciplines: A roadmap for mentoring research in sport20
Life skills development in physical education: A self-determination theory-based investigation across the school term20
Decision-making training in sporting officials: Past, present and future20
Qualitative evaluation of a sports-based mental health literacy program for adolescent males20
Storying sports injury experiences of elite track athletes: A narrative analysis20
Group cohesion and relatedness as predictors of self-determined motivation and burnout in adolescent female athletes20
Longitudinal analysis of stressors, stress, coping and coping effectiveness in elite esports athletes19
How are physical literacy interventions conceptualized? – A systematic review on intervention design and content19
Ideas for action: Exploring strategies to address body image concerns for adolescent girls involved in sport19
Coach identity leadership behaviours are positively associated with athlete resource appraisals: The mediating roles of relational and group identification19
The relationship between peer servant leadership, social identity, and team cohesion in intercollegiate athletics19
Acceptance by athletes of a virtual reality head-mounted display intended to enhance sport performance18
Reliability and validity of the PL-C Quest, a scale designed to assess children’s self-reported physical literacy18
Extraordinary claims in the literature on high-intensity interval training (HIIT): IV. Is HIIT associated with higher long-term exercise adherence?18
Factors associated with adherence to the muscle-strengthening activity guideline among adolescents18
No ego-depletion effect without a good control task18
Conceptualizing bullying in adult professional football: A phenomenological exploration18
Passion and emotions: The mediating role of cognitive appraisals18
Comparing the efficacy (RCT) of learning a dance choreography and practicing creative dance on improving executive functions and motor competence in 6–7 years old children18
Effects of a physical education intervention programme for ninth-graders on physical activity-related health competence: Findings from the GEKOS cluster randomised controlled trial18
The Daily Mile™: Acute effects on children’s cognitive function and factors affecting their enjoyment17
Coping by doping?A qualitative inquiry into permitted and prohibited substance use in competitive rugby17
Drop-out from team sport among adolescents: A systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective studies17
The social dynamics involved in recovery and return to sport following a sport-related concussion: A study of three athlete-teammate-coach triads17
Momentary associations between stress and physical activity among children using ecological momentary assessment17
Efficacy of a 7-week dance (RCT) PE curriculum with different teaching pedagogies and levels of cognitive challenge to improve working memory capacity and motor competence in 8–10 years old children17
Individual differences in performance and learning of visual anticipation in expert field hockey goalkeepers17
Implications of the identity position for dual career construction: Gendering the pathways to (Dis)continuation17
A psychological intervention reduces doping likelihood in British and Greek athletes: A cluster randomized controlled trial17
The impact of cognitive functions and intellectual impairment on pacing and performance in sports17
High school student-athletes’ perceptions and experiences of leadership as a life skill16
Prevalence of symptoms of common mental disorders among elite Canadian athletes16
Gaining perspectives: A scoping review of research assessing depressive symptoms in athletes16
Dyadic coping in coach-athlete relationships: A grounded theory16
Relationships among behavioural regulations, physical activity, and mental health pre- and during COVID–19 UK lockdown16
The effect of self- and interpersonal emotion regulation on athletes’ anxiety and goal achievement in competition16
Flow in youth sport, physical activity, and physical education: A systematic review16
No fun, no gain: The stress-buffering effect of physical activity on life satisfaction depends on adolescents' intrinsic motivation15
Towards consensus in conceptualizing and operationalizing physical activity maintenance15
COVID-19: Assessing the impact of lockdown on recreational athletes15
Effects of a single bout of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity on executive functions in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: A systematic review and meta-analysis15
Youth sport participation and parental mental health15
360°-multiple object tracking in team sport athletes: Reliability and relationship to visuospatial cognitive functions15
A dual process model of affective and instrumental implicit attitude, self-monitoring, and sedentary behavior15
Why do new members stop attending health and fitness venues? The importance of developing frequent and stable attendance behaviour15
A systematic review of the within-person association between physical activity and affect in children's and adolescents' daily lives15
Inter-individual differences in sport refereeing: A review of theory and practice14
Motivational and emotional effects of social comparison in sports14
Selection bias in social facilitation theory? Audience effects on elite biathletes' performance are gender-specific14
The effects of self-compassion on daily emotion regulation and performance rebound among college athletes: Comparisons with confidence, grit, and hope14
How socialization tactics relate to role clarity, cohesion, and intentions to return in soccer teams14
The effects of self-efficacy on physical and cognitive performance: An analysis of meta-certainty14
Do you find exercise pleasant or unpleasant? The Affective Exercise Experiences (AFFEXX) questionnaire14
Dynamic vision training transfers positively to batting practice performance among collegiate baseball batters14
The role of comprehensive education in anti-doping policy legitimacy and support among clean athletes13
Holistic movement practices – An emerging category of physical activity for exercise psychology13
Mental health protective factors among flourishing Canadian women university student-athletes13
Development and validation of the Eating Disorders Screen for Athletes (EDSA): A brief screening tool for male and female athletes13
The transnational migration of mindfulness: A call for reflective pause in sport and exercise psychology13
Sleep interventions for performance, mood and sleep outcomes in athletes: A systematic review and meta-analysis13
The perception of nested affordances: An examination of expert climbers13
The affective interval: An investigation of the peaks and valleys during high- and moderate-intensity interval exercise in regular exercisers13
Muscularity rationality: An examination of the use of Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) upon exercisers at risk of muscle dysmorphia13
The identity of the sport psychology profession: A multinational perspective13
Pregnancy and motherhood in elite sport: The longitudinal experiences of two elite athletes13
Specific internal and external attentional focus instructions have differential effects on rowing performance12
Effect of parent responsiveness on young athletes’ self-perceptions and thriving: An exploratory study in a Belgian French-Community12
Imagery training in school-based physical education improves the performance and the mental representation of a complex action in comprehensive school students12
Integrating models of self-regulation and optimal experiences: A qualitative study into flow and clutch states in recreational distance running12
Exergame-based exercise training for depressive symptoms in adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis12
Integrating technology in psychological skills training for performance optimization in elite athletes: A systematic review12
Physical activity to address multimorbidity among survivors of sexual violence: A comprehensive narrative review12
The influence of social networks within sports teams on athletes’ eating and exercise psychopathology: A longitudinal study12
Effects of visualized PETTLEP imagery on the basketball 3-point shot: A comparison of internal and external perspectives12
Exploring perceptions about the feasibility of educational video resources as a strategy to support parental involvement in youth soccer12
The performance enhancement attitude scale (PEAS) reached ‘adulthood’: Lessons and recommendations from a systematic review and meta-analysis12
The rebalancing act: Injured varsity women athletes’ experiences of global and sport psychological well-being12
The role of motivation in the conceptual model of motor development in childhood12
Harnessing the power of ‘us’: A randomized wait-list controlled trial of the 5R shared leadership development program (5RS) in basketball teams12
Psychological mechanisms underlying the relationship between commercial physical activity app use and physical activity engagement12
Mental health of circus artists: Psychological resilience, circus factors, and demographics predict depression, anxiety, stress, and flourishing12
Mental health and elite female athletes: A scoping review12
Psycho-perceptual-motor skills are deemed critical to save the penalty corner in international field hockey12
Long-term effects of a dyadic planning intervention with couples motivated to increase physical activity12
One group’s pain is another group’s pleasure: Examining schadenfreude in response to failures of football teams during the World Cup 201812
Specific effect of a cognitive-motor dual-task training on sport performance and brain processing associated with decision-making in semi-elite basketball players11
Psychological pressure and compounded errors during elite-level tennis11
Exploring parent-athlete sport related communication outside of the sport environment with the Electronically Activated Recorder11
Is a pandemic as good as a rest? Comparing athlete burnout and stress before and after the suspension of organised team sport due to Covid-19 restrictions, and investigating the impact of athletes’ re11
The effects of exercise at different temperatures on cognitive function: A systematic review11
An investigation of the effects of self-reported self-control strength on shooting performance11
A need-supportive teaching approach among students with intellectual disability in physical education11
Affective responses to resistance exercise: Toward a consensus on the timing of assessments11
Identity leadership and social identification within sport teams over a season: A social network analysis11
Creating the conditions for psychological safety and its impact on quality coach-athlete relationships11
Overweight and obese men’s experiences in a sport-based weight loss intervention for men11
Effects of traditional and immersive video on anticipation in cricket: A temporal occlusion study11
The effects of coaches' emotional expressions on players' performance: Experimental evidence in a football context11
Extraordinary claims in the literature on high-intensity interval training (HIIT): III. Critical analysis of four foundational arguments from an interdisciplinary lens11
The physical self-concept across childhood: Measurement development and meaning for physical activity11
The constraint-led approach to enhancing team synergies in sport - What do we currently know and how can we move forward? A systematic review and meta-analyses11
Self-compassion and body-related self-conscious emotions: Examining within- and between-person variation among adolescent girls in sport11
Short-term effect of competition rule changes on collective effectiveness and self-efficacy in youth football players11
Understanding action control of resistance training among adults10
Efficacy of physical activity interventions on psychological outcomes in refugee, asylum seeker and migrant populations: A systematic review and meta-analysis10
Unpacking the debate: A qualitative investigation of first-time experiences with interval exercise10
Promoting physical activity during the COVID-19 lockdown in Australia: The roles of psychological predictors and commercial physical activity apps10
New insights into visual-motor integration exploring process measures during copying shapes10
Mindfulness, reinvestment, and rowing under pressure: Evidence for moderated moderation of the anxiety-performance relationship10
Imagery ability classification: Commentary on «Kinaesthetic imagery ability moderates the effect of an AO+MI intervention on golf putt performance: A pilot study» by McNeill et al. (2020)10
The impact of exercise environments on adolescents’ cognitive and psychological outcomes: A randomised controlled trial10
Inpatient perspectives on physical activity in a secure mental health setting10
Assembling the sense of home in emigrant elite athletes: Cultural transitions, narrative and materiality10
The effect of augmented feedback on the performance and learning of gross motor and sport-specific skills: A systematic review10
Development and initial validation of the coaching life skills in sport questionnaire10
Online public shaming of professional athletes: Gender matters10
Skating through pregnancy and motherhood: A narrative analysis of digital stories of elite figure skating expectant mothers10
Memories of school recess predict physical activity enjoyment and social-emotional well-being in adults10
Perceived anger profiles in table tennis players: Relationship with burnout and coping10
Examining the day-level impact of physical activity on affect during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic: An ecological momentary assessment study10
Personality, motivational, and social cognition predictors of leisure-time physical activity10
The interplay of actual and perceived physical fitness in children: Effects on motivation and physical activity10
Toward understanding of coaches’ role in athletes’ eating pathology: A systematic review and ecological application to advance research10
When time is of the essence: The use of rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT) informed single-session therapy (SST) to alleviate social and golf-specific anxiety, and improve wellbeing and performa10
Effects of the function-specific instruction approach to neurofeedback training on frontal midline theta waves and golf putting performance9
Promoting positive development among youth from refugee and migrant backgrounds: The case of Kicking Goals Together9
Perception and action in a far-aiming task: Inhibition demands and the functionality of the Quiet Eye in motor performance9
Achievement goal theory-based psychological skills training session buffers youth athletes’ psychophysiological responses to performance stress9
Self-determination theory based instructional interventions and motivational regulations in organized physical activity: A systematic review and multivariate meta-analysis9
Motivation beliefs, emotions, leisure time physical activity, and sedentary behavior in university students: A full longitudinal model of mediation9
Choice of practice-task order enhances golf skill learning9
Within-person examination of the exercise intention-behavior gap among women in midlife with elevated cardiovascular disease risk9
Protective effect of aerobic fitness on the detrimental influence of exhaustive exercise on information processing capacity9
Psychobiosocial experiences in sport: Development and initial validation of a semantic differential scale9
The effects of aerobic exercise on working memory in methamphetamine-dependent patients: Evidence from combined fNIRS and ERP9
Weight on the bar vs. weight on the scale: A qualitative exploration of disordered eating in competitive female powerlifters9
A longitudinal transitional perspective on why adolescents choose to quit organized sport in Norway9
The impact of verbal and physical abuse on distress, mental health, and intentions to quit in sports officials9
The introduction of the Video Assistant Referee supports the fairness of the game – An analysis of the home advantage in the German Bundesliga9
The impact of social relationships on initiation in adapted physical activity for individuals with acquired disabilities9
Processing deceptive information in sports: Individual differences for responding to head fakes depends on the attentional capability of the observer9
Perceived motivational climate influences athletes’ emotion regulation strategies, emotions, and psychobiosocial experiences9
Effects of chronic exercise on attentional bias among individuals with methamphetamine use disorder9
When in doubt, it’s not out: Match format is associated with differences in elite-level cricket umpires’ leg-before-wicket decisions9
Intervention-enabled autonomy-supportive teaching improves the PE classroom climate to reduce antisocial behavior9
Longitudinal trajectories of emotions among athletes in sports competitions: Does emotional intelligence matter?9
Physical activity and posttraumatic growth: A systematic review of quantitative and qualitative studies9
Development of a mental skills training intervention for the Canadian Special Operations Forces Command: An intervention mapping approach9
Exploring the “clutch” in clutch performance: A qualitative investigation of the experience of pressure in successful performance9
Achievement motive, autonomous motivation, and attendance at fitness center: A longitudinal prospective study9
Female and male soccer players recruited different cognitive processes when generating creative soccer moves9
Canadian athletes' perspectives of mental health care and the importance of clinicians' sport knowledge: A multi-method investigation9
Dissociating the contributions of motivational and information processing factors to the self-controlled feedback learning benefit9
Perceptual-cognitive performance of youth soccer players in a 360°-environment – Differences between age groups and performance levels8
Transitioning from sport: Life satisfaction, depressive symptomatology, and body satisfaction among retired female collegiate athletes8
Getting a grip on the resilience to blur: The impact of simulated vision loss on a visually guided combat sports interaction8
Compositional insights on the association between physical activity and sedentary behavior on momentary mood in daily life8
Whistleblowing of bullying in professional football: To report or not to report?8
Student-athletes’ dual commitment to school and sport: Compatible or conflicting?8
Executive functions in children engaging in open- and closed-skilled sports8
Mental fatigue, anticipated effort, and subjective valuations of exercising predict choice to exercise or not: A mixed-methods study8
Assessing lifetime stressor exposure in sport performers: Associations with trait stress appraisals, health, well-being, and performance8
A re-examination of the 2x2 model of perfectionism, burnout, and engagement in sports8
A dynamic view of coach transformational leadership: How leadership perceptions relate to task cohesion and team potency8
Body image and disordered eating prevention in girls’ sport: A partner-driven and stakeholder-informed scoping review of interventions8
Martial arts, combat sports, and mental health in adults: A systematic review8
An exploration of doping-related perceptions and knowledge of disabled elite athletes in the UK and Austria8
Congruence of efficacy beliefs on the coach-athlete relationship and athlete anxiety: Athlete self-efficacy and coach estimation of athlete self-efficacy8
Autonomous motivation and action planning are longitudinally associated with physical activity during adolescence and early adulthood8
The National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic: Change and duration of psychological outcomes8
Living in the mo(ve)ment: An ethnographic exploration of hospice patients’ experiences of participating in Tai Chi8
Self-efficacy, mental models and team adaptation: A first approach on football and futsal refereeing8
An integrated mindfulness and acceptance-based program for young elite female basketball players: Exploratory study of how it works and for whom it works best8
An investigation of expertise in cycling: Eye tracking, Think Aloud and the influence of a competitor8
Confinement during Covid-19 outbreak modifies athletes’ self-based goals8
“I’m a runner not a smoker”: Changes in identity as predictors of smoking cessation and physical activity8
The effects of linear, nonlinear, and differential motor learning methods on the emergence of creative action in individual soccer players8
The changing meaning of sport during forced immigrant youths' acculturative journeys8
Resilience and Enhancement in Sport, Exercise, & Training (RESET): A brief self-compassion intervention with NCAA student-athletes8
Self-modelled versus skilled-peer modelled AO+MI effects on skilled sensorimotor performance: A stage 2 registered report8
The mediational role of motivation in the model of motor development in childhood: A longitudinal study8
More than “just a driver”: A study of professional women racecar drivers' agency in motorsport8
When the going gets tough, what happens to quiet eye? The role of time pressure and performance pressure during basketball free throws8
The transnational experience of sport psychology practitioners from training to practice8
Does game pressure affect hand selection of NBA basketball players?8
The impact of differing audience sizes on referees and team performance from a North American perspective8
Creating an environment for thriving: An ethnographic exploration of a British decentralised Olympic and Paralympic Sport Organisation7
Towards a better understanding of the role of perceived task variety in Physical Education: A self-determination theory approach7
Meta-analysis of the reduced relative feedback frequency effect on motor learning and performance7
A person-centred approach to understanding dark-side antecedents and students’ outcomes associated with physical education teachers’ motivation7
Autonomy support and control within mother-father parenting structures: A person-centered approach in youth sport7
A cluster randomized trial to evaluate need-supportive teaching in physical education on physical activity of sixth-grade girls: A mixed method study7
Long-term efficacy of exercise across diagnostically heterogenous mental disorders and the mediating role of affect regulation skills7
Relationships between indices of sedentary behavior and hedonic well-being: A scoping review7
Do women athletes’ experiences of menstrual function and dysfunction vary across competition levels? A mixed methods exploration7
The decision to adopt a formal athlete leadership group: Qualitative insights from professional football coaches7
Perceived parental behaviours and motivational processes among adolescent athletes in intensive training centres: A profile approach7
Six-month stability of individual differences in sports coaches’ burnout, self-compassion and social support7
Modeling talent development pathways in alpine ski racers7
Follow the leader: Identity leadership and moral behaviour in social situations among youth sport teammates7
A systematic review of research into coach perspectives and behaviours regarding doping and anti-doping7
Who's to blame? The role of power and attributions in susceptibility to match-fixing7
Maximizing data quality and shortening survey time: Three-form planned missing data survey design7
Selfie-posting on social networking sites, body surveillance, and exercise for weight control among Chinese young women with low body mass index7
Positive affect moderates inhibitory control and positive affect following a single bout of self-select aerobic exercise7
The right man in the right place? Substitutions and goal-scoring in soccer7
“The threat is in the head, not in the legs”: Activating negative age stereotypes generates extra cognitive load during walking7
Women's exercise identity increases after a 16-week exercise RCT and is linked to behavior maintenance at follow-up7
Changes in students’ goal pursuits and motivational regulations toward healthy behaviors during the pandemic: A Self-Determination Theory perspective6
Approach-achievement goals and motivational context on psycho-physiological functioning and performance among novice basketball players6
Self-control exertion and caffeine mouth rinsing: Effects on cycling time-trial performance6
Physical fitness, cognitive functioning and academic achievement in healthy adolescents6