Welcome to the second issue of the second year of Athletic Insight - The Online Journal of Sport Psychology. This issue focuses on issues for practitioners and researchers within the field of sport and exercise psychology. Although the topic of this issue is more limited than past publications, we are doing this in response to feedback from our readers who have requested more information for professionals.
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The current issue focuses on issues that are relevant to both researchers and practitioners in the field. Two blind peer reviewed articles are presented. This marks yet another milestone since it represents the first time that all articles in the journal have undergone the peer review process. We are still looking for more individuals to fill positions as peer reviewers. If you are interested in being a reviewer, look at the Editorial Mission section on our home page to examine the duties of a reviewer and send us an e-mail stating your interest. The first article entitled "Chaos Theory: A New Science for Sport Behavior?" written by Mick G. Mack, Sharon Huddleston, Kaia E. Dutler, and Joseph K. Mintah, should provide a useful theoretical framework for researchers and practitioners alike who are interested in a new perspective for sport and exercise psychology. The second article written by me is entitled "Personnel Selection Within Athletic Programs." It provides useful guidelines for practitioners who are involved with athletic programs that are filling their rosters. Finally, the commentary section is entitled "Public Perceptions of Sport Psychologists" and is written by Adam Naylor and Doug Gardner. This piece offers thought provoking commentary on our current role as sport psychologists and what the future holds for us. At AI we strive to present opposing points of view and critical analysis of the information that we present and therefore look forward to your comments and feedback on these articles.
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