This work is aimed as a course text at the undergraduate level. It is the first sport psychology book that offers a comprehensive and indepth treatment of social psychology as it pertains to sport settings. 20 chapters are divided into five parts: relationships in sport, coaching leadership, motivational climates, social and cognitive processes and the athlete in the sports environment. Each chapter features a summary which emphasises the key points and a discussion to engage the class. Written by UK based authors from Loughborough University, it offers the reader the opportunity to consider topics individually and outside of a course setting.
Sophia Jowett, PhD, is a lecturer of sport and exercise psychology at Loughborough University. She is an accredited sport and exercise psychologist who worked as a consultant for the Greek Olympic team in Athens 2004. David Lavallee is a reader of sport and exercise psychology at Loughborough University. He has published three books, including Career Transitions in Sport: International Perspectives (2000), Sport Psychology: Contemporary Themes (2004) and Coping and Emotion in Sport (2004).
Part I. Relationships in Sport; Part II. Coach Leadership and Group Dynamics; Part III. Motivational Climate; Part IV. Key Social and Cognitive Processes in Sport; Part V. The Athlete in the Wider Sport Environment.