Aimed at students, researchers and practitioners in sport psychology, as well as coaches and athletes. An accomplished researcher and consultant provide the background in each chapter by summarising research, tools and current debates. Throughout each chapter, an elite coach and athlete offer practical observations on psychological techniques. Covers the five psychological areas considered to have the most influence on athletic performance: motivation, confidence, intensity, focus and emotions. Examines the value of psychological assessment in athletic preparation and performance. Discusses the serious psychological challenges posed by injuries, eating disorders, substance abuse and career transition. Integrates research findings with practical experience to provide an overview of intervention knowledge and strategies aimed at enhancing sport performance.
Jim Taylor has nearly 20 years of experience in applied sport psychology research and extensive consulting with world-class professional athletes. Gregory Wilson is an associate professor in the department of Human Kinetics & Sport Studies at the University of Evansville, Indiana. He has coached various sports at school and college levels, giving him both an academic and practical perspective on sport psychology.
Part I: Psychological Factors in Athletic Performance; Chapter 1. Motivation; Chapter 2. Confidence; Chapter 3. Intensity; Chapter 4. Focus; Chapter 5. Emotions; Part II: Enhancing Athletic Performance; Chapter 6. Psychological Assessment; Chapter 7. Goal Setting; Chapter 8. Mental Imagery; Chapter 9. Routines; Part III: Psychology and the Coach; Chapter 10. Coach-Athlete Relationship; Chapter 11. Team Cohesion; Part VI: Psychological Problems of Athletes; Chapter 12. Injury; Chapter 13. Eating Disorders; Chapter 14. Substance Abuse; Chapter 15. Career Transitions
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