Roland A. Carlstedt, Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist,
ABSP Board Certified Sport Psychologist-Diplomate
Chairman: American Board of Sport Psychology
Research Fellow in Applied Neuroscience:
Brain Resource Company
Mark H. Anshel, Ph.D.
Professor Department of Health and Human Performance,
Department of Psychology
Middle Tennessee State University
Harald Barkhoff, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Health & Physical Education and Social Sciences
University of Hawaii at Hilo
Denise Fortino, Ph.D.
Center for Comprehensive Health Practice of NYC
Eugene V. Aidman, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist
Human Systems Integration, LOD
Defense Science and Technology Organization
University of Adelaide
Arne Dietrich, Ph.D.
Associate Professor: American University of Beirut
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Mark Fugit, Psy.D.
ABSP-Board Certfied Sport Psychologist
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Evian Gordon, Ph.D.
The Brain Resource Company
Founding Director: Brain Dynamics Centre
Westmead Hospital, University of Sydney;
Associate Editor Journal of Integrative Neuroscience
Pawel Holas, MD, Ph.D. Psychiatrist, Medical University
of Warsaw; Sport Psychologist: Polish Tennis Federation
ABSP-Board Certified Sport Psychologist
Stanley Krippner, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center
Karla Kubitz, Ph.D., FACSM
Department of Kinesiology
Scott Lilienfeld, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology,
Scientific Review of Mental Health Practice
Charles Maher, Psy.D.
Professor of Psychology
ASBP-Board Certified Sport
Sport Psychologist: Cleveland Indians
Eric Morse, MD
Board Certified Psychiatrist
President: Society for Sport Psychiatry
Jeffrey Ross, MD
Director of Radiology: Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Terry Sandbek, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist; Sport Psychologist
Clifford Stark, DO
Medical Director, Sports Medicine at Chelsea Piers
Director of Sports Medicine and Orthopedics
Columbia University Family Medicine Residency
Auke Tellegen, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology Emeritus
University of Minnesota
Harry A. Whitaker, PhD
Founding Editor, Brain and Language
Founding Editor, Brain and Cognition
Professor, Department of Psychology
Northern Michigan University
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Peer Reviewed Articles (Title and Abstract below; Scroll down to download full text)
Mood-Regulation Intervention: Two Season Long Case Study of a Training Champion vs. a Competitor Type Athlete in Artistic Roller Skating
Barkhof, H., Heiby, E.M. & Pagano, I.S.
Athlete Assessment and Intervention: 2008 APA Convention Paper Presentation (Power Point)
This presentation which was delivered at the APA 2008 annual convention in Boston reviewed ten years of ambulatory, ecological and longitudinal research of athlete performance, assessment and intervention during real competition and training that was carried out by the author and his students. In addition to select out-takes of data and a discussion of findings research methodologies, procedures and interventions can be viewed through short film clips that are embedded in this PowerPoint. Viewers will also be able to observe ABSP Intern and Visiting Fellows at work with athletes as part of the ABSP summer training and education programs as well as a ABSP Board Certification program candidate as he carries out his final project on telemetry-based EEG and HRV in golfers. The application of advanced approaches to applied sport psychology and use of high-technology monitoring instruments including the NEXUS-32 telemetry EEG system, BioCom Technologies heart rate variabilty hard and software and Brain Resource Company Internet-based neurocognitive test center can also be seen as a validated athlete assessment and intervention program is applied to tennis, baseball and basketball players and golfers.
Integrative Evidence-Based Athlete Assessment and Intervention: A Field-Tested and Validated Protocol
Roland A. Carlstedt1, 2 , 3 1American Board of Sport Psychology; 2Brain Resource Company; 3Integrative Psychological Services of New York City
This article presents a comprehensive evidence-based and field-tested athlete assessment and intervention protocol that has been validated over the last ten years. It is based on an integrative individual-differences model of peak performance, one that stresses ecological validity, real-time monitoring, on-the-playing-field individualized interventions (during practice and competition) and testing mental training methods for efficacy. It stands in stark contrast to conventional practices that are marked by loosely and arbitrarily administered eclectic, hybrid and poorly controlled and documented athlete evaluation and mental training methods. The protocol was designed to better illuminate complex mind-body-performance processes through the use of advanced and sophisticated instrumentation, testing paradigms, methodologies and interventions that have a high degree of validity and reliability. It advances a step-by-step hierarchical evidence-based approach that is predicated on the comprehensive assessment of athlete neuropsychophysiological responses prior to, during and after practice and competition and in the context of mental training. It will be shown how this approach to science-based applied sport psychology can be used to gain unprecedented insight into the mental game, better predict psychological tendencies, intervene more effectively and utilize databases of mind-body measures to empirically quantify the player selection, development and mental preparation process.
for Success: The Role of Personality Attributes in Long-Term Predictions of Achievement in Sport
Aidman, E.V., Defence Science & Technology Organisation & School of Psychology, University of Adelaide, South Australia
The predictive utility of personal attributes for high-stake selection was examined in a case of athletic achievement in Australian rules football. A group of 32 elite junior players from a leading Australian Football League (AFL) club were assessed with the Sixteen Personality Factors Inventory (Form A; Cattell, Eber & Tatsuoka, 1970) at the peak of their junior playing career. Seven years later, 13 players from this junior sample had made it into senior AFL competition, whereas 19 others ended up playing minor leagues or dropped out. The two groups did not differ on primary personality factors, nor on coach ratings of their performance as juniors. However, when the players’ physical potential rated by their junior coach was controlled for in a MANCOVA, the differences between the groups became highly significant: both on multivariate estimates (F (16, 14) = 3.51; p = .012) and on a number of individual factors. Consequently, personality factors produced a more accurate prediction of the junior players’ transition to senior AFL (84.2% players correctly classified as successful transition makers vs drop-outs in a discriminant function analysis) than did the combined coach ratings of the players’ performance and potential shown in juniors (59.4% accuracy). Moreover, when personality factors were combined with only one of the coach ratings – that of players’ physical potential – the same prediction achieved a perfect 100% accuracy. Regression analyses further revealed that predictions from personality measures were much more accurate for longer-term outcomes: they explained just over 11% variance in the coach ratings of player performance in the junior championship, but nearly 61% of variance in the aggregate performance ratings over five seasons in the seniors competition, and 99% of variance in the coach ratings on the construct “struggling – cruising through senior 3 ranks”. The results support the mediating role of personality in converting ability into achievement. In practical terms, they confirm the utility of combining estimates of physical ability with personality profiling in predicting the likelihood of success in junior players’ transition to seniors competition.
Conceptualizing Applied Exercise Psychology
Mark H. Anshel, Ph.D., Department of Health and Human Performance and Psychology Department, Middle Tennessee State University
Neurofeedback (EEG biofeedback) holds potential for retraining brainwave activity to enhance optimal performance in athletes in various sports. Neurofeedback has been shown to have potential for quieting the mind to improve performance in archery, for example. It can also be used to improve concentration and focus, to improve cognitive function and emotional control following concussions and mild head injuries, and it has untapped potential to increase physical balance in gymnastics, ice skating, skiing, and other areas of performance. Clinical examples are provided on the use of neurofeedback to improve physical balance and controlled research is called for.
Longitudinal Analyses of the Effects of Mood on Performance as a Function of Practice versus Competition Conditions: A Season-Long Study of Artistic Roller Skaters
Harald Barkhoff1, Ian S. Pagano2, and Elaine M. Heiby3 University of Hawaii at Hilo, Hilo, USA1, Cancer Research Center of Hawaii, Honolulu, USA2, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, USA3
A training champion is defined as someone who repeatedly fails in competition despite good results during training. In contrast, the competitor type is defined by not only being able to transfer his or her achievements from training to competition but often surpass them and achieve even better results in competition. The purpose of this study is to explore whether a training champion repeatedly differs from a competitor type in terms of mood before and after competition. Two top level artistic roller skaters participated in this season long case study. Findings indicated that, compared to the training champion, the competitor type repeatedly exhibited more activation, more calmness and less anger before and after competition. It was also found that the activation increased from earlier to later events for both training champion and competitor type. The level of arousal was less after competition compared to before competition for both skaters. The results have implications for both preparation and participation in highlight sport competitions for skaters and perhaps other athletes. Preparation strategies worthy of investigation include mood regulation to enhance activation and calmness and to reduce anger.
("Live" presentations available upon request via Tele-conferencing: Contact ABSP)
Mind-Body Measures and Sport Performance: Longitudinal Findings
Roland A. Carlstedt1, 2 , 3 1American Board of Sport Psychology; 2Brain Resource Company; 3Integrative Psychological Services of New York City (Symposium Chairman)
Tennis Study Group Research Report: Presentation 1 of Symposium
Carlstedt, R.A.1, 2 and Pearlstein, I1, 4
Baseball Study Group Research Report: Presentation 2 of Symposium
Carlstedt, R.A1, 2., Pearlstein, I1, 4, Prine, M1, 3, Guerrero, A.E1 and Rodeka, P.1
American Board of Sport Psychology1, Brain Resource Company2, Temple University 3, Glaxo Smith and Kline4
“Dunks, Doubles, Doping: How Steroids Are Killing American Athletics” by Nathan Jendrick (2006, The Lyons Press)
Eric Morse, M.D. Carolina Performance
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PEER-REVIEWED; INVITED ARTICLES and COMMENTARY
I. Research-based articles in which predictor-independent variables are studied in the context of objective statistical, behavioral and/or psychophysiological outcome/criterion/dependent measures
II. Articles addressing practice, research and methodological issues pertaining to applied sport psychology, athlete assessment and interventions including papers that address ethical issues/concerns
III. Articles that focus on critical thinking in sport psychology, especially in the context of interpretation of research in applied sport psychology
IV. Negative findings articles: We hold the perspective that the field of research in applied sport psychology (e.g., efficacy research) is biased toward finding effects and as such research failing to generate positive outcomes are ignored or not reported. Hence, we strongly encourage submissions that report no significant or negative findings that do not support claims of intervention efficacy
V. Cyber-symposia-Symposium Papers: Original and previously presented Power-Point presentations will be considered. The JABSP offers authors the opportunity to reach a wide audience that transcends the one-time nature of conference paper presentations. Since conferences are becoming more restrictive relative to the allotment of time and space for paper presentations the JABSP is an alternative venue for presentations that may otherwise go unnoticed and for extending their visibility and accessibility.
VI. Student papers and dissertations: We strongly encourage the submission of quality papers by undergraduate and graduate students as well as edited dissertation that are empirically based (see I. above)
Articles that compare one or more self-report generated psychological measures with other self-report generated psychological measures are not encouraged unless deemed to make a major contribution to our understanding of such variables in relationship to objective non-self-report generated performance outcome measures
BEST PAPER and DISSERTATION AWARD: The American Board of Sport Psychology and Journal of the American Board of Sport Psychology will offer an annual Best Paper and Dissertation Award that will contain a cash prize, certification program tuition waiver and certificate of recognition (details will be announced in the Fall of 2007)
Publishing Format: PDF; article length is not prescribed but generally should be in the range of 3500 words although quality articles of greater length as well as short reports, comments and notes will also be considered An abstract of about 300 words should accompany submissions. APA style should be adhered to. Font size should be 12; font style-Times New Roman.
Publishing Frequency: Articles will published on a continual basis. Those accepted for publication will be posted to American Board of Sport Psychology Journal page as they are received. This will facilitate the timely dissemination of research.
Annual Review-Compendium: The American Board of Sport Psychology will publish an annual compendium of a year's articles (May to April) in hard-copy, publish on demand format.
Review Process: The editor will determine whether a paper will be sent out for review. The review process will be blind; that is, papers will be masked and reviewers will remain anonymous. Two reviewers will be selected by the editor to review a submission. A point system will be used to rate a paper along with additional comments. The editor will serve as a tie-breaking reviewer in cases of split decisions. Authors may also nominate reviewers having expertise in an article's topic so long as they also describe their relationship to a reviewer. Reviewers will receive a rating and commentary template in which to submit their review. Review turnaround time should not exceed three weeks unless a waiver to this guideline is granted by the editor so as to facilitate timely reviewing and publication.
Accepted Articles: Accepted articles may require editing or revision. Authors will be advised accordingly. ACCEPTED ARTICLES WILL BE PUBLICIZED IN PROFESSIONAL CIRCLES. IF GIVEN PERMISSION AN ARTICLE ABSTRACT MAY BE CIRCULATED TO POPULAR MEDIA.
Invited Articles: From time to time the editor and/or editorial board members will solicit invited topical articles.
Comments on Articles: Up to five commentaries per posted article will be published. Individuals who are interested in commenting on a posted article can submit such input to the editor for consideration. If accepted the author whose article is being critiqued will be given the opportunity to respond to a posted commentary. Such a public "debate" or "dialogue" will only go one round unless further discussion is deemed necessary and agreed to by the editor and both authors; in which case a maximum of three rounds will allotted. Comments and rebuttal articles should be between 300-800 words.
BEST PAPER and DISSERTATION AWARD: The American Board of Sport Psychology and Journal of the American Board of Sport Psychology will offer an annual Best Paper and Dissertation Award that will contain a cash prize, certification program tuition waiver and certificate of recognition (details will be announced in the Fall of 2006).
Inaugural Issue: April 2007
Roland A. Carlstedt