asp

The German Society of Sport Psychology (asp) represents the field of sport psychology within Germany, founded in 1969 in Münster, Germany. Currently, the asp consists of 455 full members (cited: May 2018). The purpose of the society is the promotion and development of sport psychology in research, teaching and in the fields of application of performance, expertise and health.

  • motivational and functional support of sport psychological science, theory, research and application
  • support of the exchange of information regarding sport psychological findings and methods, particularly in the context of scientific conferences and publications
  • distribution of news within the field, in addition to public relations
  • support of young researchers, particularly via further education
  • representing the interests of sport psychology in the national and international scientific field of training, biomechanics, etc.

The asp offers additional educational curricula, with which graduates can specialize as a sport psychological expert in the field of performance and health (asp-curriculum competitive sports).
The main publication outlet of the asp is the German Journal of Sport Psychology (Hogrefe Verlag).