Sport and Exercise Psychology focuses on the most current issues in the field, integrating research and practice to develop a coherent understanding of current knowledge, future research directions and applied implications within the field. * This is the first book to include theory-based case studies for sport performance, exercise and skill acquisition in one publication * International authors dissect their case studies to highlight best practice/interventions in similar situations * The theoretical basis behind each intervention is clearly explained, along with practical examples of how to work as a sport and exercise psychologist * Provides content that is directly applicable to those students wishing to enter the profession via various national accreditation schemes, in addition to providing chartered psychologists with a text that can directly inform their reflections of their own practise * The book is supported by an online learning environment that includes talking heads videos for each chapter, further resources, questions and links to relevant external materials.
About the Contributors Acknowledgements About the companion website Part 1: Sport and performance psychology Chapter 1 Introduction Stewart Cotterill, Gavin Breslin, and Neil Weston Chapter 2 Managing difficult interpersonal relationships: A basic psychological needs approach Richard Hampson and Chris Harwood Chapter 3 The use of team strengths at a major championship Tim Holder Chapter 4 Concentration and optimal performance under pressure Stewart Cotterill and Aidan Moran Chapter 5 A search for meaning: An integrative approach to stress management following a career-ending injury Chris Wagstaff Chapter 6 Personality and group functioning: Managing a narcissist s ego Chelsey Dempsey, Chin Wei Ong, Ross Roberts and Tim Woodman Chapter 7 Returning to sport following serious injury: A case study of a professional rugby union player Lynne Evans Chapter 8 Transition indecision: A case study of an athlete s move from playing to coaching Robert Morris and David Todd Chapter 9 Ahead of the competition: Anxiety control in archery Jo Batey and Rebecca Symes Part 2: Coaching psychology Chapter 10 Impression management in professional football: A case study from the coach s perspective Andrew Manley and Richard Thelwell Chapter 11 Managing coach stress in teams through enhanced role clarity and communication Neil Weston Chapter 12 Training a coach to be autonomy-supportive: An avenue for nurturing mental toughness John Mahoney, Daniel Gucciardi, Sandy Gordon and Nikos Ntoumanis Chapter 13 Creating a successful and effective coaching environment through interpersonal sports coaching Vaithehy Shanmugam and Sophia Jowett Part 3: Motor Learning and control Chapter 14 The role of psychology in enhancing skill acquisition and expertise in high performance programmes Keith Davids, Ian Renshaw, Ross Pinder, Dan Greenwood and Sian Barris Chapter 15 Developing motor skill in practice: A case of mastering heelflips Keith Lohse and Nicola Hodges Chapter 16 Improving anticipation in racket sports: An evidence-based intervention David Hendry, Colm Murphy, Nicola Hodges and Mark Williams Part 4: Psychology of physical activity and exercise Chapter 17 Promoting physical activity in Ireland: A case study of All Island All Active (AIAA) Gavin Breslin, Fiona Chambers and Deirdre Brennan Chapter 18 Athlete well-being Abbe Brady Chapter19 Physical activity and self-concept: A humanistic intervention Susan O Neil and John Kremer Chapter 20 Developing a school based physical activity protocol for those with Intellectual disability and exercise Ben Fitzpatrick, Laurence Taggart and Gavin Breslin Chapter 21 Exercise and body image Ruth Lowry Chapter 22 Physical Activities to improve Children s Health (PATCH): Implementing a school based intervention for children Gavin Breslin, Conor Cunningham and Marie Murphy Chapter 23 Contemporary lifestyle interventions for public health - Potential roles for professional sports clubs Colin Baker, Elizabeth Loughren, Diane Crone, Adam Tutton and Peter Aitken Chapter 24 Exercise dependence David Smith, Bruce Hale and Christine Selby Chapter 25 Long-term behaviour change through an exercise intervention during breast cancer treatment Anna Campbell and Kate Hefferon Index
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