I finally get back to posting after almost two years! And what a way to come back — by promoting the highly interesting book, Secrets Of Asian Sport Psychology, which came out early last year. This is a compilation by fellow sport psychologists in the Asian-South Pacific region on the application of sport psychology in the sports which each country excels in. You’ll read sport psychology articles on triathlon in Australia, judo in Japan, gymnastics in China, and of course, boxing in our very own Philippines which was written by my colleagues and fellow practitioners, Marissa Adviento and Naira Orbeta. More sports in more Asian/South Pacific countries are included here, and I personally feel that this is a relevant breakthrough for Asian sport psychology given that “sport psych” has always “only” been prominent in Western countries such as the United States and the United Kingdom.
This is also a shameless self-promotion of sorts because a quote of mine appears on page 4 of the article, Boxing in the Philippines: The Fight for Survival (click below):
I’ve been getting a number of inquiries from people wanting to know more about sport psychology. I think that this book is a good springboard for people who want to start getting familiar with the field.
The best thing about this? Secrets Of Asian Sport Psychology is the first text on applied sport psychology to be produced as an Open Educational Resource under a Creative Commons license. This means that you can download it for free HERE.
Go ahead and share this with all your friends. Post the link in your Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn accounts– you’ll be doing the sporting world a huge favor.
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