The study of emotion in sport and exercise - historical, definitional, and conceptual perspectives; cognitive-motivational-relational theory of emotion; individual zones of optimal functioning (IZOF) model -emotion-performance relationships in sport; competitive anxiety; anger, aggressive behaviour and athletic performance; joy, fun and flow state in sport; successful and poor performance and emotions; overtraining in athletes; burnout in athletes and coaches; maladaptive fatigue syndrome and emotions in sport; the injured athlete; exercise, emotions, and mental health.
Internationally renowned sport psychologist Yuri L. Hanin, PhD, is Professor and Senior Researcher at the Research Institute for Olympic Sports in Jyv skyl , Finland. He has been a university-level teacher and researcher in the field of sport psychology for more than 30 years. The author of three books as well as numerous book chapters and journal articles related to optimizing sports performance, Dr. Hanin has done extensive research, teaching, training, and activities with national, international, and Olympic teams, athletes, and coaches. In addition, he has been a speaker at conferences throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia. Dr. Hanin has served as an associate editor of the European Yearbook of Sport Psychology. He is also a newsletter editor for the International Association of Applied Psychology (Division 12--Sport Psychology) and a member of the editorial board for the International Journal of Sport Psychology, The Sport Psychologist, Revista de Psicologia del Deporte, and Coaching and Sport Science. Dr. Hanin holds PhD (1970) and Doctor of Psychological Sciences (1986) degrees in Social Psychology from Leningrad University. He received the 1998 Visiting Scholar Award from the Australian College of Sport Psychologists and the 1999 Distinguished International Scholar Award from the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology (AAASP). Dr. Hanin lives with his wife Muza in Jyv skyl , Finland. In his leisure time he enjoys downhill skiing and swimming.