Applied Sport Psychology: Personal Growth to Peak Performance (7th International edition)

Applied Sport Psychology: Personal Growth to Peak Performance (7th International edition)

By: Jean M. Williams (author), Vikki Krane (author)Paperback

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Applied Sport Psychology was written to introduce readers to psychological theories and techniques that can be used to enhance performance and personal growth of sport participants from youth to elite levels. The four-part organization covers learning, motivation, and social interaction; mental training for performance enhancement; implementing training programs; and enhancing health and well-being. This edition reflects the latest research, practice, and anecdotal examples in applied sport psychology. Applied Sport Psychology is particularly well suited as a text for classes in applied sport psychology and psychology of coaching. The book is also a valuable reference for practicing coaches, sport psychologists, and psychologists.

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Jean M. Williams is a professor emeritus at the University of Arizona where she served in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science and the Department of Psychology. She taught courses in stress and coping and psychology of excellence and consulted with intercollegiate athletes and coaches and with top amateur and professional athletes as well as supervised consulting. Dr. Williams has published nine books (seven edited) and more than 100 research articles and book chapters. Her research focused on psychology of injury, psychology of excellence, group dynamics and productivity, and exercise and mental health. She is a past president, fellow, and certified consultant in the Association of Applied Sport Psychology and a fellow in the National Academy of Kinesiology. Vikki Krane is a professor with the School of Human Movement, Sport, and Leisure Studies at Bowling Green State University. Her research focuses on gender and sexuality issues in sport psychology. Dr. Krane is a former editor of The Sport Psychologist and the Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal and has been an editorial board member for the Psychology of Sport and Exercise, The Sport Psychologist, Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, and Qualitative Research in Sport & Exercise. She is a fellow of AASP and the National Academy of Kinesiology. As a certified consultant, AASP, Krane has consulted with a variety of athletes, including high school, rising elite adolescents, and college athletes.


BRIEF CONTENTS 1 Sport Psychology: Past, Present, Future Jean M. Williams, University of Arizona, Emeritus; Vikki Krane, Bowling Green State University PART ONE - LEARNING, MOTIVATION, AND SOCIAL INTERACTION 2 Motor Skill Learning for Effective Coaching and Performance Cheryl A. Coker, New Mexico State University 3 A Positive Approach to Coaching Effectiveness and Performance Enhancement Ronald E. Smith, University of Washington 4 The Motivational Climate, Athlete Motivation, and Implications for the Quality of Sport Engagement Joan L. Duda, The University of Birmingham; Darren C. Treasure, Competitive Advantage International 5 The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy Theory: When Coaches Expectations Become Reality Thelma Sternberg Horn, Miami University; Curt L. Lox, Southern Illinois University; Francisco Labrador, Wittenberg University 6 Leadership in Sport: The Critical Importance of Coach and Athlete Leadership Julia D. Sterrett, Lehigh University; Jeff Janssen, Janssen Sports Leadership Center 7 The Sport Team as an Effective Group Mark A. Eys, Wilfrid Laurier University; Shauna M. Burke, Western University; Paul W. Dennis, York University; Blair Evans, Wilfrid Laurier University 8 Communicating Effectively David P. Yukelson, The Pennsylvania State University PART TWO - MENTAL TRAINING FOR PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT 9 Psychological Characteristics of Peak Performance Vikki Krane, Bowling Green State University; Jean M. Williams, University of Arizona, Emeritus 10 Increasing Awareness for Sport Performance Kenneth Ravizza, California State University at Fullerton; Angela Fifer, United States Military Academy 11 Goal Setting for Peak Performance Daniel Gould, Michigan State University 12 Understanding and Managing Stress in Sport Sheldon Hanton, Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK; Stephen Mellalieu, Swansea University, UK; Jean M. Williams, University of Arizona, Emeritus 13 Seeing Is Believing: Understanding and Using Imagery in Sport Robin S. Vealey, Miami University; Samuel T. Forlenza, Michigan State University 14 Cognitive Techniques for Building Confidence and Enhancing Performance Jean M. Williams, University of Arizona, Emeritus; Nate Zinsser, United States Military Academy; Linda Bunker, University of Virginia, Emeritus 15 Concentration and Strategies for Controlling It Jean M. Williams, University of Arizona, Emeritus; Robert M. Nideffer, Enhanced Performance Systems; Vietta E. Wilson, York University, Emeritus; Marc-Simon Sagal, The Winning Mind PART THREE - IMPLEMENTING TRAINING PROGRAMS 16 Integrating and Implementing a Psychological Skills Training Program Robert S. Weinberg, Miami University; Jean M. Williams, University of Arizona, Emeritus 17 Conducting Psychologically Oriented Coach-Training Programs: A Social - Cognitive Approach Frank L. Smoll, University of Washington; Ronald E. Smith, University of Washington 18 Gender and Cultural Considerations Diane L. Gill, University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Cindra S. Kamphoff, Minnesota State University, Mankato PART FOUR - ENHANCING HEALTH AND WELL-BEING 19 When to Refer Athletes for Counseling or Psychotherapy David Tod, Aberystwyth University; Mark B. Andersen, Victoria University 20 Drug Abuse in Sport: Causes and Cures Mark H. Anshel, Middle Tennessee State University 21 Athlete Burnout: An Individual and Organizational Phenomenon J.D. DeFreese, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Thomas Raedeke, East Carolina University; Alan Smith, Michigan State University 22 Injury Risk and Rehabilitation: Psychological Considerations Jean M. Williams, University of Arizona, Emeritus; Carrie B. Scherzer, Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta 23 Career Transition among Athletes: Is There Life after Sports? David Lavallee, University of Stirling, UK; Sunghee Park, Kookmin University, South Korea; Jim Taylor, San Francisco 24 Exercise Psychology Rod K. Dishman, The University of Georgia; Heather O. Chambliss, University of Memphis

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/08/2014
  • ISBN13: 9789814577496
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 576
  • ID: 9789814577496
  • weight: 820
  • ISBN10: 9814577499
  • edition: 7th International edition

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