Psychology of Sport and Exercise

(The TQCC of Psychology of Sport and Exercise is 25. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2019-06-01 to 2023-06-01.)
Physical activity and mental health in children and adolescents: An updated review of reviews and an analysis of causality444
Theories of physical activity behaviour change: A history and synthesis of approaches167
A primer on investigating the after effects of acute bouts of physical activity on cognition159
“Uncool to do sport”: A focus group study of adolescent girls’ reasons for withdrawing from physical activity146
Habit and physical activity: Theoretical advances, practical implications, and agenda for future research124
Benefits and challenges associated with sport participation by children and parents from low-income families121
Sports performance judgments from a social cognitive perspective110
Body image, physical activity, and sport: A scoping review107
In pursuit of an identity: A qualitative exploration of retirement from women's artistic gymnastics105
Psychology of athletes' dual careers: A state-of-the-art critical review of the European discourse104
The psychosocial aspects of a return to sport following serious injury: A review of the literature from a self-determination perspective98
Do the benefits from autonomy-supportive PE teacher training programs endure?: A one-year follow-up investigation88
Youth athletes’ perception of autonomy support from the coach, peer motivational climate and intrinsic motivation in sport setting: One-year effects86
The influence of analogy learning on decision-making in table tennis: Evidence from behavioural data73
Affective responses to and automatic affective valuations of physical activity: Fifty years of progress on the seminal question in exercise psychology64
Anticipation in sport: Fifty years on, what have we learned and what research still needs to be undertaken?64
Social cognitive theory and physical activity: Mechanisms of behavior change, critique, and legacy62
The two roads from passion to sport performance and psychological well-being: The mediating role of need satisfaction, deliberate practice, and achievement goals56
“When you're coming from the reserve you're not supposed to make it”: Stories of Aboriginal athletes pursuing sport and academic careers in “mainstream” cultural contexts50
Positive personality-trait-like individual differences in athletes from individual- and team sports and in non-athletes50
Personal characteristics as predictors for dual career dropout versus continuation – A prospective study of adolescent athletes from German elite sport schools49
The dynamic group environment in sport and exercise49
From intentions via planning and behavior to physical exercise habits48
Integrating insights from the parasport community to understand optimal Experiences: The Quality Parasport Participation Framework47
From childhood to senior professional football: A multi-level approach to elite youth football players’ engagement in football-specific activities47
Exercise psychology: A view from Europe46
Is ego depletion associated with increased distractibility? Results from a basketball free throw task46
Tales from the field: Personal reflections on the provision of psychological support in professional soccer46
The empowering variability of affordances of nature: Why do exercisers feel better after performing the same exercise in natural environments than in indoor environments?45
Effect of exposure time to smartphone apps on passing decision-making in male soccer athletes44
Cultural sport psychology as a pathway to advances in identity and settlement research to practice44
Recommending goals and supporting needs: An intervention to help physical education teachers communicate their expectations while supporting students’ psychological needs40
Adopting a helicopter-perspective towards motivating and demotivating coaching: A circumplex approach39
The past, present and future of research on judgment and decision making in sport38
Advancing the study of parental involvement to optimise the psychosocial development and experiences of young athletes38
“The zipper effect”: Exploring the interrelationship of mental toughness and self-compassion among Canadian elite women athletes38
Is your virtual self as sensational as your real? Virtual Reality: The effect of body consciousness on the experience of exercise sensations37
Exploring the retirement from sport decision-making process based on the transtheoretical model36
Developing team resilience: A season-long study of psychosocial enablers and strategies in a high-level sports team35
A proposed conceptualization of talent in sport: The first step in a long and winding road35
The prediction of young athletes’ physical self from perceptions of relationships with parents and coaches34
Conceptualizing and testing a new tripartite measure of coach interpersonal behaviors34
Coaching the coach: Intervention effects on need-supportive coaching behavior and athlete motivation and engagement33
Using self-determination theory to promote adolescent girls' physical activity: Exploring the theoretical fidelity of the Bristol Girls Dance Project32
Using tele-health to enhance motivation, leisure time physical activity, and quality of life in adults with spinal cord injury: A self-determination theory-based pilot randomized control trial32
Effects of exercise on mental health outcomes in adolescents: Findings from the CrossFit™ teens randomized controlled trial31
A meta-analytic review of the relationship between social constructs and athlete burnout31
Motivation in the exercise setting: Integrating constructs from the approach–avoidance achievement goal framework and self-determination theory31
Personalized models of physical activity responses to text message micro-interventions: A proof-of-concept application of control systems engineering methods31
Using segmentation to support the learning from animated soccer scenes: An effect of prior knowledge31
Optimal experiences in exercise: A qualitative investigation of flow and clutch states31
Embodied learning in the classroom: Effects on primary school children’s attention and foreign language vocabulary learning30
The Way You Make Me Feel: Psychological and cerebral responses to music during real-life physical activity29
Mental fatigue impairs visuomotor response time in badminton players and controls29
A meta-study of qualitative research on the junior-to-senior transition in sport28
Towards an understanding of change in physical activity from pregnancy through postpartum28
Doping use in sport teams: The development and validation of measures of team-based efficacy beliefs and moral disengagement from a cross-national perspective27
Reciprocal relations between autonomous motivation from self-determination theory and social cognition constructs from the theory of planned behavior: A cross-lagged panel design in sport injury preve27
The body matters: Psychophysical impact of retiring from elite sport27
Applying in life the skills learned in sport: A grounded theory27
Let’s Go: Psychological, psychophysical, and physiological effects of music during sprint interval exercise27
Autonomy support from parents and coaches: Synergistic or compensatory effects on sport-related outcomes of adolescent-athletes?26
Early majority engagement pathway best defines transitions from youth to adult elite men's soccer in the UK: A three time-point retrospective and prospective study26
Putting the ‘we’ into workout: The association of identity leadership with exercise class attendance and effort, and the mediating role of group identification and comfort26
Emotional games: How coaches' emotional expressions shape players' emotions, inferences, and team performance25
Intrinsic motivation and individual deliberate practice are reciprocally related: Evidence from a longitudinal study of adolescent team sport athletes25
The Daily Mile™ initiative: Exploring physical activity and the acute effects on executive function and academic performance in primary school children25
A champion out of the pool? A discursive exploration of two Australian Olympic swimmers' transition from elite sport to retirement25
Physical activity and cognition: A narrative review of the evidence for older adults25
Relationships between self-perceptions and negative affect in adult Flemish psychiatric in-patients suffering from mood disorders25