The International Society of Sport Psychology (ISSP)
is an organization devoted to promoting research, practice,
and development in the discipline of sport psychology throughout
the world. The ISSP is a multidisciplinary association of scholars
whose research interests focus on some aspects of sport psychology.
The Society exists to (a) encourage and promote the study of human
behaviour within sport, physical activity, and health settings; (b)
facilitate the sharing of knowledge through a newsletter, meetings and
a quadrennial congress, and (c) improve the quality of research and
professional practice in sport psychology. The Society also endeavours
to foster peace and understanding among people from all countries.
Members of the Society include researchers, psychologists, educators,
coaches and administrators, as well as students and athletes interested
in sport psychology.
The ISSP is the only worldwide organisation of scholars explicitly concerned
with sport psychology. It was formed in 1965 under the direction of Dr. Ferruccio
Antonelli of Italy, since has had General Assembly meetings every four years during
the World Congress. The truly international flavor of the
ISSP is illustrated by its numerous members from a variety of countries, and
the diverse locations of past World Congresses, which include: Rome, Italy
(1965), Washington, USA (1968), Madrid, Spain (1973), Prague, Czechoslovakia
(1977), Ottawa, Canada (1981), Copenhagen, Denmark (1985), Singapore
(1989), Lisbon, Portugal (1993), Telaviv, Israel (1997), Skiathos,
Greece (2001), Sydney, Australia (2005), Marrakesh, Morocco (2009) and Beijing,China(2013).
The 2017 Congress will be held in Seville, Spain.
Hear the speech of Gangyan Si ,President of the ISSP, at the 2014 MC meeting in Toluco, Mexico, please click me.