Sport Psychology Unit

Translating research into interventions is a main focus at the working group of sport psychology at TUM. The areas covered are performance psychology, clinical psychology, and development and validation of assessment instruments. Traditionally, a major area of interest is motivation and volition as well as personality assessment. Recently, embodiment as well as burnout and depression have become major research areas. We employ a multi-method approach using experimental research, including neurophysiological methods as well as survey research. Cooperation with major sport and health organisations is part of the programme.

 

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Two new research projects have been granted to the Sports Psychology Working Group. From 2021 to 2023, the German Heart Foundation has approved the project "Analysis of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Adults with Congenital Heart Defects (ABS-AHF): Preparing for a Holistic Care…

On Friday, 11.06.21 Mengkai Luan successfully defended his dissertation - congratulations!  Professor Joachim Hermsdörfer, as chairman of the examination board, as well as the first examiner were on site for examination, while the second examiner, Prof. Rouwen Canal Bruland from the…

Vanessa Wergin as speaker at the Women of TUM Talks 2020

The article 'The Testing of a Four-Dimensional Model of Athlete Leadership and its Relation to Leadership Effectiveness' was published in the Journal Frontiers in Psychology.

The article "The Testing of a Four-Dimensional Model of Athlete Leadership and its Relation to Leadership Effectiveness" by Maechel, C., Loughead, T. M., & Beckmann, J. was accepted for publication by the journal Frontiers in Psychology and will be published shortly. The study…

Jürgen Beckmann, Vanessa Wergin and Wiebke Hähl have successfully submitted a service research project on "Coping with set losses and defeats in beach volleyball" to the Federal Institute for Sports Science (BISp). The aim of the project is to develop and test concrete possibilities…