Institute of Sports Science

Dr. Svenja Wachsmuth

Institute of Sports Science
Wilhelmstraße 124,
1st floor, Room 102
  07071 29-72656
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Main research

  • Interpersonal processes in sports coaching (e.g., Coach-athlete relationship, communication, conflict) 
  • Coach development (e.g., motivational and interpersonal competencies)
  • Psychosocial factors in talent development (e.g., psychological diagnostics)

Short vita

Since 2018
Postdoctoral researcher at the chair for Sport Psychology and Research Methodology (Prof. Dr. Oliver Höner)

University of Tübingen

Since 2019
Sport psychology consultant within the National Paralympic Committee GER

2014 - 2017

Loughborough University, UK

European Master of Sport and Exercise Psychology (MSc Sport Psychology, MSc Sport Diagnostics and Intervention)

University of Jyväskylä, Finland / Leipzig University, Germany

Bachelor of Science, Psychology

University of Regensburg, Germany

Selected publications

Journal articles

  • Wachsmuth, S., Jowett, S., & Harwood, C. (2017). Conflict among athletes and their coaches: What is the theory and research so far? International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 10(1), 84-107. Doi: 10.1080/1750984X.2016.1184698 [mehr]
  • Wachsmuth, S., Jowett, S., & Harwood, C. (2018). On understanding the nature of conflict between coaches and athletes. Journal of Sport Sciences, 36(17), 1955-1962. Doi: 10.1080/02640414.2018.1428882 [mehr]
  • Wachsmuth, S., Jowett, S., & Harwood, C. (2018). Managing conflict in coach—athlete relationships. Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology, 7(4), 371-391. Doi: 10.1037/spy0000129 [mehr]
  • Wachsmuth, S., Jowett, S., & Harwood, C. (in prep). Sport psychology practitioners’ roles in managing coach-athlete conflict.

Book chapters

  • Jowett, S., & Wachsmuth, S. (in prep) When power and conflict fuel positive coach-athlete relationships. In G. Kerr (Ed.) Women’s Artistic Gymnastics: Socio-cultural Perspectives. Routledge
  • Wachsmuth, S. & Jowett, S., (in prep). Interpersonal conflict in coach-athlete relationships. In D. Hackfort and R. J. Schinke (Eds.) The Routledge International Encyclopedia of Sport and Exercise Psychology. Routledge

Functions and memberships

  • Professional Bodies:
    • 2013-2015: ENYSSP Country Representative Germany
    • Organisational committee of the 10th ENYSSP Conference (Leipzig, 2014) as well as the 1st International AASP Student Conference (Loughborough, 2015)
    • Since 2015: MC member and treasurer of the European Network of Young Specialists in Sport Psychology (ENYSSP)
  • Reviewing
    • Journals: Psychology of Sport and Exercise, International Journal for Sport and Exercise Psychology, Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, International Journal of Exercise Science, Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport
    • Conferences: Abstract reviews for the ENYSSP Annual Conferences