Letters to the Editor
Rio de Janeiro - Brazil
I am a clinical psychologist, undergoing a psychoanalytic formation (Freud/Lacan). Just for fun, I began researching sports psychology, and, not running into any written material from a Freudian perspective, I began outlining what I imagine could be a psychoanalytic ethical approach to sports psychology. It was very inspiring to navigate into your paper, an oasis in the middle of a desert.
Congratulations for the editorial line.
Dear Dr. Torralbas:
We appreciate the letter that you sent in reference to the Psychoanalytic Perspectives of Anxiety in Athletics published in the September, 1999 issue of Athletic Insight. We have received a considerable amount of feedback on this article and will continue to publish alternative views of subjects within the field of sport and exercise psychology.
Thanks for your letter and your interest in Athletic Insight. You have obviously given this issue a lot of thought. Our next issue will focus on issues relating to child and adolescent participation in athletics. Look for an article on empowerment in an upcoming issue.
Subj: Anxiety Article
I was very impressed by the article about Anxiety in Sports Performance, a Cognitive Behavioral Perspective. As a graduate Psychology student it is wonderful to see such well researched, and well written work appear on the internet. I hope that the upcoming issue on Peak Performance is as promising, and I think that it is an excellent follow-up to anxiety in sports. Again, we are dealing with optimal arousal, or getting into the zone. I look forward to the upcoming article and send my kudos to Mr. Humara on a job well done!
I appreciate the compliment. We work hard to put together thought provoking well written articles in our issues and will continue to do so for some time. We're always happy to receive mail from individuals who tell us this. Of course, we are also open to points of view that disagree with ours and will present this information as it is received as well. Thanks again.