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For people who work a sports psychologist. Why did you pursue this career?

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Thomas’s Answer

"Benefits of a Career in Sports Psychology

Sports psychologists often work as part of a collaborative team.
There are diverse career paths and specialization opportunities (i.e. teaching, youth sports, professional athletics training).
It can be a fun, challenging and exciting job."

Source: https://www.verywellmind.com/careers-in-sports-psychology-2795657#:~:text=Benefits%20of%20a%20Career%20in,fun%2C%20challenging%20and%20exciting%20job.

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Cicero’s Answer

Traditionally Psychology works on a pathology (or a problem) so one can get cured. The sports psychology works on the strengths of an athlete with the goal to make him better (flourishing). This is tightly related to Positive Psychology, where we work on our strengths. This is a new field that needs more talents, good reason to pursue this career.

This is a good summary of the profession but the student wants to know why people pursue this career. Any insight you can share would be helpful! Gurpreet Lally