Aimed at sport psychology students, researchers and sport psychologists who want to utilise imagery as part of their practice. Introduces the concept of imagery, explaining how it has become a major focus of research in sport psychology, as well as a principal component of psychological skills training in sport. Covers studying sport imagery, applying imagery techniques to sport and rehabilitation, and future directions in research and practice. Describes how imagery techniques are used in sport, looking at the principles and guidelines developed by applied sport psychologists.
Tony Morris is a professor in sport and exercise psychology at Victoria University, Australia. He has been published widely on imagery in sport and is a leading researcher in the field. He is a member of several international bodies including the British Association of Sports Sciences and the International Society of Sport Psychology. Michael Spittle is a lecturer in motor behaviour at the University of Ballarat, Australia. His PhD and subsequent research has focused on various aspects of imagery and mental practice in sport and exercise. Tony Watt is a lecturer in physical education at Victoria University, Australia. He completed a PhD in the assessment of imagery ability in sport and has an ongoing interest in the development and evaluation of psychological measures used in sport psychology.
Part I: Understanding Imagery in Sport; Chapter 1. Introduction: The Power of Imagination; Chapter 2. Definitions: What Is Imagery?; Chapter 3. Theories: How Does Imagery Work?; Part II: Investigating Imagery in Sport; Chapter 4. Imagery-Ability and Imagery-Use Assessment; Chapter 5. Imagery Research; Chapter 6. Imagery Perspectives; Chapter 7. Psychophysiological Research on Imagery; Part III: Applying Imagery in Sport; Chapter 8. Strategies for Applying Imagery; Chapter 9. Uses for Imagery; Chapter 10. Technical Aids to Imagery; Chapter 11. Injury Rehabilitation and Imagery; Part IV: Advancing Imagery in Sport; Chapter 12. Exercise and Imagery; Chapter 13. Future Directions in Research and Practice.