Sport and Exercise Psychology: Practitioner Case Studies 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. This text 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 practice. Sport and Exercise Psychology 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 IntroductionStewart Cotterill, Gavin Breslin, and Neil Weston Chapter 2 Managing difficult interpersonal relationships: A basic psychological needs approachRichard Hampson and Chris Harwood Chapter 3 The use of team strengths at a major championshipTim Holder Chapter 4 Concentration and optimal performance under pressureStewart Cotterill and Aidan Moran Chapter 5 A search for meaning: An integrative approach to stress management following a career-ending injuryChris Wagstaff Chapter 6 Personality and group functioning: Managing a narcissist s egoChelsey 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 playerLynne Evans Chapter 8 Transition indecision: A case study of an athlete s move from playing to coachingRobert Morris and David Todd Chapter 9 Ahead of the competition: Anxiety control in archeryJo Batey and Rebecca Symes Part 2: Coaching psychology Chapter 10 Impression management in professional football: A case study from the coach s perspectiveAndrew Manley and Richard Thelwell Chapter 11 Managing coach stress in teams through enhanced role clarity and communicationNeil Weston Chapter 12 Training a coach to be autonomy-supportive: An avenue for nurturing mental toughnessJohn Mahoney, Daniel Gucciardi, Sandy Gordon and Nikos Ntoumanis Chapter 13 Creating a successful and effective coaching environment through interpersonal sports coachingVaithehy 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 programmesKeith 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 interventionDavid 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-beingAbbe Brady Chapter19 Physical activity and self-concept: A humanistic interventionSusan O Neil and John Kremer Chapter 20 Developing a school based physical activity protocol for those with Intellectual disability and exerciseBen Fitzpatrick, Laurence Taggart and Gavin Breslin Chapter 21 Exercise and body imageRuth Lowry Chapter 22 Physical Activities to improve Children s Health (PATCH): Implementing a school based intervention for childrenGavin Breslin, Conor Cunningham and Marie Murphy Chapter 23 Contemporary lifestyle interventions for public health - Potential roles for professional sports clubsColin Baker, Elizabeth Loughren, Diane Crone, Adam Tutton and Peter Aitken Chapter 24 Exercise dependenceDavid Smith, Bruce Hale and Christine Selby Chapter 25 Long-term behaviour change through an exercise intervention during breast cancer treatmentAnna Campbell and Kate Hefferon Index