Authored by: Franco Noce , Lenamar Fiorese Vieira , Varley Teoldo da Costa

Routledge International Handbook of Sport Psychology

Print publication date:  February  2016
Online publication date:  February  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138022423
eBook ISBN: 9781315777054
Adobe ISBN: 9781317692324


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In this chapter, we examine the history of sports psychology in Brazil based on publications in Brazilian scientific journals. This reflection will enable an analysis of the area as an interdisciplinary field and a detailed diagnosis of the historical process and performance of sports psychology in Brazil. Our goal is to clarify the attributes that are required to exercise the role of a professional sports psychologist. We conclude by exploring the challenges experienced by Brazilians and the current scientific situation.

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