- Define industrial-organizational psychology, sport and exercise psychology, and forensic psychology
Sport and Exercise Psychology
Researchers in sport and exercise psychology study the psychological aspects of sport performance, including motivation and performance anxiety, and the effects of sport on mental and emotional wellbeing. Research is also conducted on similar topics as they relate to physical exercise in general. The discipline also includes topics that are broader than sport and exercise but that are related to interactions between mental and physical performance under demanding conditions, such as fire fighting, military operations, artistic performance, and surgery.
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area of psychology that focuses on the interactions between mental and emotional factors and physical performance in sports, exercise, and other activities
area of psychology that applies the science and practice of psychology to issues within and related to the justice system