This new edition is truly a book of advances in sport psychology research. This is a thorough, up-to-date review of the literature and terminology in key topic areas. The clear explanation of potential research directions and the list of contributors make this a must-have book for students of sport psychology. This edition strongly reflects the current path of research that recognises the merging of individual and socio-environmental factors in making sense of sport performance, motivations and research that keep this discipline growing. The 17 chapter topics reflect the most important and active areas of research in sport psychology today, including motivational orientations, self confidence, coaching effectiveness, flow in sport and sport injury. All chapters returning to this third edition have been substantially revised. New chapters include qualititative research methods, attributions and perceived control, achievement goal theories and self confidence.This will be an ideal text for second and third year sport psychology students and as a reference for professionals in the field.
Thelma S. Horn, PhD, is an associate professor and member of the graduate faculty at Miami University of Ohio. Horn is the former editor and a current editorial board member of the Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, associate editor of the Journal of Applied Sport Psychology and an editorial board member for Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science. Horn has also contributed chapters to several other books and has published many articles and proceedings on sport psychology.
Chapter 1. The Nature of Sport Psychology; Chapter 2. Quantitative Research Methodology; Chapter 3. Qualitative Research Approaches; Chapter 4. Self-Perceptual Systems and Physical Activity; Chapter 5. Self-Confidence in Sport; Chapter 6. Attributions and Perceived Control; Chapter 7. Motivational Orientations and Sport Behavior; Chapter 8. Achievement Goal Theories in Sport; Chapter 9. Moral Development in Sport and Physical Activity; Chapter 10. Group Dynamics in Sport and Physical Activity; Chapter 11. Coaching Effectiveness in the Sport Domain; Chapter 12. Social Influence in Sport; Chapter 13. Imagery in Sport, Exercise, and Dance; Chapter 14. Attentional Processes and Sport Performance; Chapter 15. Fundamental Goal Concepts for Process and Performance Success; Chapter 16. The Flow Perspective of Optimal Experience in Sport and Physical Activity; Chapter 17. Athletic Injury and Sport Behavior.