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This is a comprehensive and accessible text on exercise and sport psychology for students on sport science/sport and exercise science degrees. It adopts an integrated, thematic approach and covers all the required theory, concepts and research, accompanied by case studies to illustrate the applied nature of the material being covered. The book is split into two major sections, covering exercise psychology and sport psychology, and each chapter supports students as they progress from clear introductory material to more advanced discussions.
Joanne Thatcher is a lecturer at Aberystwyth University. Melissa Day is Senior Lecturer at the University of Chichester Dr. Rachel Rahman is a Lecturer in the School of Psychology at Aberystwyth University. Her area of specialism is exercise motivation and behaviour and she has presented her research at national conferences. She has produced commissioned reports for the NHS trust and County Council and has worked on research projects funded by the Big Lottery Fund, the Ramblers' Association and the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales.
Introduction to sport and exercise psychology Part 1: Exercise psychology Physical inactivity: effects and determinants Physical inactivity: the role of the self Becoming active: models and motives Changing and maintaining physical activity Being active: negative effects Being active: harmful effects Part 2: Sport psychology Training for competition: individual factors Training for competition: social factors Coping with competition pressure Coping with adversity: injury and burnout Achieving peak performance and excellence in competition Putting it all together: applying sport psychology Answers to Learning Actvities