Welcome to the third and final issue for the second year of Athletic Insight - The Online Journal of Sport Psychology. This issue is our second that 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, one of which is empirical in nature. 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 "Teaching Proper Technique in the Squat Exercise Through Psychological Modeling" is written by Peter Catina. Although it is specific to squatting, it provides a framework for individuals who are interested in teaching proper form in other exercises. The second article written by Thomas Ferraro and Shannon Rush is entitled "Why Athletes Resist Sport Psychology." It provides useful guidelines for practitioners who are struggling with the issue of resistance among their patients. Finally, the commentary section has been expanded. Two different commentaries are offered. The first is entitled "Utilizing the Person-Organization Fit Model of Personnel Selection in Athletic Programs" by Michael Sagas offers an alternative view of personnel selection to the article that was presented in our last issue. The second is written by J. Marr and is entitled "Flow, Intrinsic Motivation, and 2nd Generation Cognitive Science." This piece offers thought provoking commentary on an issue that continues to be a big topic of debate in our field - The Zone. 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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