Provision of psychological services to Taiwanese athletes for the olympic and Asian games

Tsung Min Hung*

*Corresponding author for this work

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The use of sport psychology to harness and bring out the best in athletes in major competition is not new. In Taiwan, the model employed for the provision of sport psychology services is creative in that it draws upon expertise that resides in universities with sport science capability. Stages in sport psychology service provision and athlete engagement are described. Sport specific examples include the monitoring of heart rate and EEG in pistol shooting, and heart-rate in archery in competition and noncompetition settings are used as entry point evidence base for the sport psychologist to work on, on an individualized basis. Other non-intervention approaches like sleep deprivation and project adventure are also described.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSport Science and Studies in Asia
Subtitle of host publicationIssues, Reflections and Emergent Solutions
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co.
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9789814304092
ISBN (Print)9814304085, 9789814304085
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine
  • General Psychology


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