Sports Psychology World Congress Again Elects Thomas Schack to Managing Council

CITEC researcher will continue to serve as Vice President of the International Society of Sports Psychology
At the World Congress of Sports Psychology in Seville, Spain, Professor Dr. Thomas Schack was elected Vice President of the International Society of Sports Psychology (ISSP) for the second time. He will serve in this position for another four years, until the next World Congress, which will be held in Taipei, Taiwan.

As Vice President of the ISSP Managing Council, Thomas Schack focuses on new technologies in sports psychology, among other topics. Photo: CITEC/Bielefeld University Dr. Schack studied sports science in Zwickau, Germany, philosophy in Leipzig and Munich, and psychology in Leipzig. He conducted his doctoral research at the Technische Universität Chemnitz (Chemnitz University of Technology) in psychology, and then completed his post-doctoral habilitation qualification at the Deutsche Sporthochschule Köln (German Sport University Cologne). Since 2005, he has headed the “Neurocognition and Action – Biomechanics” research group at Bielefeld University.

Schack’s key topic of research is investigating the cognitive architecture of human motion. This includes, for instance, the relationship between the cognitive and biomechanical elements in motion control of humans and robots. Based on this research, methods of psychological training are derived for rehabilitation and competitive sports. 

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Prof. Dr. Thomas Schack, Universität Bielefeld
Exzellenzcluster Kognitive Interaktionstechnologie (CITEC)
Telephone: 0521 106-5127