Role Conflict in a Sport Psychologist: Working with Athletes or Special Needs Populations

  • S. A. White
  • C. Zientek
Conference paper


Sport psychology has become a very prominent area of research and scientific inquiry in the last 20 years. It is not, however, a new academic endeavor as the first of several sport psychology studies were conducted already in the late 1800s (Galton 1888; Fitz 1895; Triplett 1897). Within the United States, Coleman R. Griffith gave the field direction and impetus during the period of 1925–1938 (Wiggins 1984). Since then sport psychology has undergone significant evolution and its acceptance and growth has been tempered but steady (Dishman 1982).


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