Twenty-five years of psychology in the journal of sports sciences: a historical overview

A.M. Williams, L. Hardy, N. Mutrie

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We provide an overview of some of the outstanding papers published in the Journal over the last 25 years within the discipline of psychology. Altogether, almost 300 papers had been published in the Journal under the psychology banner at the start of its silver anniversary year. The greatest contribution of papers has come from the motor control and learning and sport psychology sub-areas, with papers focusing on exercise psychology being a more recent addition. Prominent research themes that have emerged from each of the different sub-areas are reviewed and some notable omissions highlighted. Finally, some issues for sport and exercise psychologists to consider in coming years are briefly highlighted. (Abstract from:
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)401-412
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Sports Sciences
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 2008


  • motor control and learning
  • sport psychology
  • exercise psychology

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