The development of Russian sports psychology in the international context: From the XIX to the XX Century

Vadim Rodionov, Sidonio Serpa, Inessa Rodionova


The article examines the major milestones of the development of sports psychology in Europe, as well as the establishment of international communities in the field of sports psychology in the period going from the XIX Century to the end of the XX Century. Moreover, the author describes the history of sports psychology in Russia, including its Soviet period, and in Eastern Europe. Social and political environment are taken into account as they were important constraints to the evolution of Russian sport psychology either in a positive and negative way.


history of sport psychology; development in Europe; Russia and Soviet Union; psychoregulation

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