Physical activity plays a strategic role in modern societies - its beneficial effects are not only reflected in a society’s level of health and well-being, but also in its economy. Elite sport has a motivational effect on the general population’s regular level of physical activity. At the same time, one of the central aims of elite sport is represented by the enhancement of performance. Mental preparation is an essential component of the training process, helping athletes achieve a focused, confident and trustful mindset to compete at their highest potential.

This special issue invites researchers and practicing sport psychologists to share their recent findings, knowledge and expertise on the psychological preparation of athletes and factors enabling them to attain superior sport performances.

Thus, we invite manuscripts advancing both theory and research on applied aspects of sport and exercise psychology, particularly on psychological factors influencing sport performance.

Submission deadline: September, 30, 2017
Publication date: March, 2018

Guest Editor: Laszlo Toth, PhD, from the University of Physical Education, Budapest, Hungary.

Submissions should be sent to the Guest Editor using the following address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Manuscripts should be prepared using the guidelines of Cognition and Brain Behavior. An Interdisciplinary Journal (