Chair of Sport Psychology

Health promotion, performance stabilization & clinical psychology

Translating research into interventions is a main focus at the chair of sport psychology at TUM. The areas covered are performance psychology, clinical psychology, and development and validation of assessment instruments. Traditionally, a major area of interest is motivation and volition as well as personality assessment. Recently, embodiment as well as burnout and depression have become major research areas. We employ a multi-method approach using experimental research, including neurophysiological methods as well as survey research. Cooperation with major sport and health organisations is part of the programme.



Vanessa Wergin as speaker at the Women of TUM Talks 2020 [more]

The article 'The Testing of a Four-Dimensional Model of Athlete Leadership and its Relation to Leadership Effectiveness' was published in the Journal Frontiers in Psychology. [more]

The article "The Testing of a Four-Dimensional Model of Athlete Leadership and its Relation to Leadership Effectiveness" by Maechel, C., Loughead, T. M., & Beckmann, J. was accepted for publication by the journal Frontiers in Psychology and will be published shortly. The study developed and tested a... [more]

Jürgen Beckmann, Vanessa Wergin and Wiebke Hähl have successfully submitted a service research project on "Coping with set losses and defeats in beach volleyball" to the Federal Institute for Sports Science (BISp). The aim of the project is to develop and test concrete possibilities for high... [more]

Salina Neubert, graduate from the Bachelor in Health Sciences, investigated the possible effects of an effort reduced and concentration based meditation on tinnitus symptoms in her bachelor thesis at the Chair of Sport Psychology. The intervention was implemented in cooperation with the trained... [more]

At the beginning of this winter semester “Springer” published the new textbook “Sportpsychologie- Grundlagen und Anwendungen” (“Sports psychology – foundations and applications”). In contrast to previous German textbooks, it offers a broad, but at the same time deep insight into five central thematic... [more]

Vanessa Wergin, scientific assistant at the chair of sport psychology, has been researching collective sports team collapse since 2015. The aim of the research project was to gain fundamental insights into the processes and mechanisms of the mostly unexplored phenomenon of collective team collapse.... [more]