Keynotes

Prof. Dr. phil Dr. med. habil Ernst Pöppel: "Neuroscience Perspectives for Sport Psychology"
Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München
Ernst Pöppel is a professor of the Institute for Medical Psychology and the chairman of the Human Sciences Center of Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich. In addition, he is the scientific co-director of the “Parmenides-Center for the “Study of Thinking”” in Munich and the scientific director of the “Generation Research Programs” (in Bad Tölz).

Stations of his scientific career also include the Max-Planck-Institute for Behavioral Physiology and Psychiatry, the Department of Psychology and Brain Sciences of MIT, Cambridge, MA (USA), and the Research Center in Jülich.

His field of interest in research involves the examination of a temporal organization of behavior and of the spatial-temporal coordination of neuronal activity, a process for which he coined the term “syntopy”. Further fields of interest in research include chronobiology, cognitive informatics and the clinical psychology associated with visual and olfactory functions.
 
Prof. Dr. phil Karl Westhoff: "Decision-Aiding in the Assessment Process"
Technische Universität Dresden
Karl Westhoff is a university professor for Diagnostics and Intervention at the Technical University of Dresden. His research concentrated on the analysis of conditions associated with concentrated work. In numerous publications, he has primarily dealt with analyses of the diagnostic process. A further focus of interest involves concentration diagnostics. Included here are the research and development of decisional-orientational, psychologic-diagnostic strategies and the subsequent counseling and training in their applications. Not only has he produced one (if not the foremost) standard work on the development of psychological expert opinions, but has also played a prominent role in the development and initiation of DIN 33430 for an occupationally-related evaluation of qualifications.
 
Prof. Dr. Craig Wrisberg: "Diagnosis and intervention in the delivery of applied sport psychology services"
University of Tennessee
Craig A. Wrisberg is a professor of sport psychology at the University of Tennessee. He has produced a large number of research articles and published many book contributions on motor learning and application-oriented sport psychology. His primary concern has been the question of how efficient diagnostics can be employed in sport psychological counseling. Well-known is also the textbook published together with R. Schmidt entitled “Motor Learning and Performance”.

At the present, he is a past president of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (aasp), a position which he has already fulfilled for the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA) as well. Aside from his teaching and research activities, as a consultant certified by the aasp, he also counsels numerous athletes at the University of Tennessee, where he has developed the “UT Mental Training Center”. Here, sport psychological counseling is carried out for more than 70 individual athletes and teams are counseled in the form of sport psychological groups. In the year 1992, he was a guest professor at the Philipps University in Marburg.
 
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