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Sport Psychology

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REGman-Workshop February, 2016

In a two-day workshop, participants dedicated to important questions of regeneration.

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Symposium “Recovery and Performance” - September 21 – 23, 2016

The symposium on “Recovery and Performance” brings together researchers who work in different fields of recovery research (e.g., sport science, work- and organizational psychology, neurophysiology).

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Recovery-Stress Questionnaire

The new Recovery-Stress Questionnaire is published!

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Fields of Research:

BIOPSYCHOSOCIAL ASPECTS ON LOW BACK PAIN
In the nationwide research project „RanRücken“ it is explored, how far biopsychosocial factors have an impact on non-specific low back pain. Furthermore, differences between athletes and general population regarding biopsychosocial factors are planned to be investigated. Based on these results, a psychosocial intervention approach will be developed and tested for application and use to support low back pain therapy.

STRESS CONDITIONS OF COACHES
Coaches belong to a profession which has to deal with emotional and physical stress regularly due to their working structures and field of activities. As this field of research is unexplored for German coaches so far, the aim of this project is to extract personal and environmental factors causing higher stress conditions within the German coaches culture.

RESEARCH FOR TALENTS & PROMOTION OF YOUNG TALENTS
What makes a talent a talent and which skills can lead to maximum performance? These questions will be explored by assessing psychological characteristics with regard to motivation and volition. The results are to be used to optimize the individual development of young talents in different types of sports and to improve the performance of athletes. Furthermore, the development of volitional skills should counteract dropout of young talents.

DEVELOPMENT OF TEAM ORIENTED TRAINING FOR OPTIMIZATION OF PSYCHOLOGIGAL SKILLS
The goal of this research project is to develop and to evaluate psychologically oriented exercises, which could be integrated in sports and games (e.g. basketball, football) within team training. The exercises should support the athletes to develop and to improve self-regulative skills.

REGENERATION MANAGEMENT IN TOP-CLASS SPORT
The aim of this multicentric and long-term project REGman is to develop evidence-based regeneration strategies, differentiated into training stress/load and sport-specific conditions. To avoid imbalances between training stress/load and its maximum capacity, systematic research on regeneration offers a great opportunity.