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Friday, 18 December 2020 22:05

Presidential Message December, 2020

We have come to the conclusion of yet another calendar year. The International Society of Sport Psychology is moving forward with our initiatives, as a collective. Monumental progressions have been realized, inspiring further confidence in the membership.

For many years, the ISSP has been supportive of research and practice. We have travelled the world each year with our Managing Council, entering into discussions and the exchanges of ideas with colleagues from the global community. The discussions often led to the stimulation of ideas in the form of position stands relating to research and practice, and also think tanks, and ambassador programs, each bridging with social justice and inclusiveness.

During 2020, we launched the ISSP Registry with a call for Established practitioners. Seventeen applicants from four continents applied, beyond members within the Managing Council, involved in the generation of the Registry process. The applications have mostly been adjudicated and the candidates bestowed the status of ISSP-R. There are a few key applicants refining their submissions, ideally increasing the number of accepted practitioners to the Registry list to be found on our website in January, 2021.

Today, there will be an open call for emerging and established practitioners alike to begin their respective applications for an ISSP-R. The information for both routes is available at the website, and please note that there are opening and closing dates for this next wave of applications. You are most welcome to develop your application and join the cadre of ISSP-R members.

Today, we will open the call for applicants to the ISSP Supervisory status (ISSP-S), exclusive to established practitioners, at this point. The call for applicants is being opened, and already, there are several applicants who provided their information with anticipation. The supervisory status has been developed with the intention of enhancing the oversight experiences of emerging practitioners from every continent where there is sport and exercise psychology activity.

The International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology has received a record number of submissions this year, as we continue to expand the journal. Responding to the growing high- quality submissions, the installment number will increase in 2021 to six, and each installment will be increased in pages by ten percent. The IJSEP has increased its reputation and we will actively seek to improve upon its existing growth and quality. One step forward will be an expanded editorial board in the coming weeks.

During 2021, we will have the ISSP World Congress in Taipei September 30 to October 04. The Congress details are unfolding, and onsite possibilities are increasingly favourable as vaccines for Covid-19 are becoming available across countries. We believe the ISSP Congress will be a strong in-person event, and depending on the availability of vaccines, we are prepared to pivot should access to immunization be less than anticipated.

Though there are many highlights to draw upon, be assured that in this message, I only identify a few examples of the ISSP’s current synergy and rapid progress toward new levels of excellence. With much excitement to come in 2021, the ISSP’s leadership wish you every success and strong health. We look forward to meeting you in 2021.

Robert Schinke, President
International Society of Sport Psychology

Tuesday, 15 December 2020 19:38

NASPSPA Upcoming Call for Abstracts

The North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA) will holds it’s annual conference virtually from June 9 to 11, 2021.  NASPSPA focuses on motor learning/control, motor development, and sport and exercise psychology. Abstracts can be submitted until Jan 27, 2021. NASPSPA looks forward to your participation at this event.

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Tuesday, 08 December 2020 21:19

The Winners of 2021 ISSP AWARDS

1. ISSP Distinguished International Sport Psychologist Award

Natalia StambulovaName: Natalia Stambulova

Work Address: School of Health and Welfare, Halmstad University, Box 823, 301 18 Halmstad, Sweden

Work Phone: +46 35 167 237

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2. ISSP Honor Award

Jitendra Mohan Name: Jitendra Mohan

Work Address: Panjab University Chandigarh 160014 INDIA 0091 9876491321

Work Phone: +91 9876491321

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3.1 ISSP Developing Scholar Award

Noora RonkainenName: Noora Ronkainen

Work Address: Department of Psychology, University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland

Work Phone: +358 408313904     

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3.2 ISSP Developing Scholar Award

Garry KUANName: Garry KUAN

Work Address: Exercise and Sports Science Programme, School of Health Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

Work Phone: +609 767 7622

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4. ISSP Developing Practitioner Award

HAU Soek AngelaName: HAU Soek, Angela

Work Address: Hong Kong Sports Institute. 25 Yuan Wo Road, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong.

Work Phone:  +852 9823 6508

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The international online conference "Sports psychology in the INTERCULTURAL space" is held on December 4-5, 2020 at the Ural Federal University that is one of the largest scientific and educational centers of the Ural region in Russia. The conference will include a round table discussion with the members of the ISSP Managing Council and is free for ISSP members (but registration is required). For more information please follow the link

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About ISSP

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.

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