An outline of asp

The German Association of Sport Psychology (ASP) represents sport psychologists of the Federal Republic of Germany in areas concerning university aspects and extrauniversity aspects. ASP was founded in 1969. At the moment it consists of about 250 members. Conferences on topics concerning sport psychology are held annually. The managing comittee is elected by the members every two years. For the actual election period Prof. Jörn Munzert, Giessen, is in the chair of the managing comittee. ASP cooperates with the following psychological and sport science institutions:
  • ASP is a member of the European sport psychology association, Fédération des Sports et des Activités Corporelles (FEPSAC), and of the International Society of Sport Psychology (ISSP).
  • The cooperation between ASP and Alliance of German Psychologists (BDP) concentrates on the joint (ASP/BDP) curriculum "Advanced Training in Sport Psychology and Health Promotion".
  • ASP is a section of the German Society of Sport Science (DVS). DVS represents all German sport scientists and is divided into different sections (e.g. training science, biomechanics).
  • The main publishing organ of ASP is the scientific journal "Psychologie & Sport" (published by Karl Hofmann, Schorndorf).


Goals and purposes

The goal of the association is the promotion and further development of sport psychology through research, teaching and application. ASP pursues the following tasks in particular:
  • Stimulus and technical help in sport psychological research, teaching and application as well as the provision of statements in response to sport psychology questions.
  • Promotion of the exchange of information about sport psychological knowledge and methods, especially through the framework of scientific symposia and publications.
  • Spreading of news of the field as well as public information.
  • Promotion of junior scientists especially through further education.
  • Representation of the significance of sport psychology, on both national and international scene.
The study-group pursues only objectives which are of benefit to the public in accordance with the paragraph "tax-deductible purposes" of the tax law. ASP is a non-profit organization. Possible profit can only be used only for tasks stated in the statutes. ASP members are not allowed to make a profit because of being members or to receive other allowances (sums of money) from the funds of the committee.
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