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"An excellent text to offer more depth on theories and concepts within Sports Psychology and provide learners with a greater understanding of current psychological theories. The text helps in enforcing knowledge gained and also provides a plethora of references for further reading around any of the chapters covered within the text."
- John Harrison, Tyne Metropolitan College
"This book provides a good introduction to sports psychology, and enables students to obtain a basic understanding of the key concepts. I will recommend this book to my level 4 students."
- Marie Robbins, Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education
"Provided an excellent synthesis of key topics in sport psychology. The content draws upon leaders in the field both from a research and applied sport psychology perspective."
- Andrew Balsdon, Canterbury Christ Church University
This book provides a focused, accurate guide for students working within the dynamic field of sport psychology.
The concise and authoritative entries have been selected by experienced teachers and researchers; each one defines, explains and develops a key topic in sport psychology acting as a springboard for further reading and debate. This is a stimulating and practical resource for students defined by the clarity of writing and relevant examples. Each concept gives the student:
clear definitionsup-to-date suggestions for further readingcareful cross-referencing.
Easy to use and intelligently judged this book offers the modern student the basic materials, tools and guidance for planning essays and passing exams.
Dr John Kremer is visiting researcher in Psychology at Queen's University, Belfast. Aidan Moran is Professor of Cognitive Psychology at University College, Dublin. Graham Walker is Professor of Political History at Queen's University, Belfast. Professor Cathy Craig is Head of the Psychology School at Queen's University, Belfast.
PART ONE: INTRODUCING SPORT PSYCHOLOGYThe History of Sport PsychologyPractising Sport PsychologyEthical IssuesOrganizations, Sources and ResourcesPART TWO: ANXIETY AND STRESSAnxiety and ArousalMeasuring Stress and AnxietyPre-Performance RoutinesChoking Under PressureCoping StrategiesPART THREE: MOTIVATION AND COMMITMENT Sport Participation MotivesBurnout and DropoutGoal Setting Fear of Failure and Need to AchieveSelf-Determination TheoryAchievement Goal TheorySelf-Efficacy and Perceived CompetencePART FOUR: COGNITIVE PROCESSES IN SPORTMental ImageryMental PracticeAttention and ConcentrationPositive Self-Talk and Thought ControlMental ToughnessPART FIVE: SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY OF SPORTTeam CohesionTeam BuildingCausal AttributionSocial Facilitation and Social LoafingLeadership and Effective CoachingHome AdvantageAggressionFans and SpectatorsPART SIX: MOTOR SKILLSMotor DevelopmentExpertiseDecision-MakingPractising Motor SkillsAnalysis and Measurement of Motor PerformancePART SEVEN: SPORT AND WELL-BEINGGender IssuesOvertraining and Exercise AddictionInjury and Retirement
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