2017 年 44 巻 2 号 p. 93-103
There has been an increasing interest in the psychological aspects of sports performance and treatment strategies known as sport mental training (SMT). The effects of SMT and its underlying processes have been examined on the basis of cognitive behavioral theories mainly in Western countries. However, only a few studies of SMT based on cognitive behavioral theories have been conducted in Japan. In this paper, we outline the features of the cognitive behavioral theories and organize the relationships between transition of these theories and SMT techniques. Finally, we discuss the future directions of SMT research in Japan.