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Key Concepts in Sport Psychology (SAGE Key Concepts series)

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en Limba Engleză Hardback – 26 Oct 2011
"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 definitions
  • up-to-date suggestions for further reading
  • careful 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.
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9781849200516
ISBN-10: 1849200513
Pagini: 232
Dimensiuni: 148 x 210 x 18 mm
Greutate: 0.41 kg
Ediția: New.
Editura: SAGE Publications
Colecția Sage Publications Ltd
Seria SAGE Key Concepts series

Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom

Recenzii

I strongly recommend Key Concepts in Sport Psychology to anyone interested in learning more about the international literature in the discipline. The 37 chapters are highly accessible and provide an overview of the issues that not only define the contemporary field but also will continue to shape the future of sport psychology.

Cuprins

PART ONE: INTRODUCING SPORT PSYCHOLOGY
The History of Sport Psychology
Practising Sport Psychology
Ethical Issues
Organizations, Sources and Resources
PART TWO: ANXIETY AND STRESS
Anxiety and Arousal
Measuring Stress and Anxiety
Pre-Performance Routines
Choking Under Pressure
Coping Strategies
PART THREE: MOTIVATION AND COMMITMENT
Sport Participation Motives
Burnout and Dropout
Goal Setting
Fear of Failure and Need to Achieve
Self-Determination Theory
Achievement Goal Theory
Self-Efficacy and Perceived Competence
PART FOUR: COGNITIVE PROCESSES IN SPORT
Mental Imagery
Mental Practice
Attention and Concentration
Positive Self-Talk and Thought Control
Mental Toughness
PART FIVE: SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY OF SPORT
Team Cohesion
Team Building
Causal Attribution
Social Facilitation and Social Loafing
Leadership and Effective Coaching
Home Advantage
Aggression
Fans and Spectators
PART SIX: MOTOR SKILLS
Motor Development
Expertise
Decision-Making
Practising Motor Skills
Analysis and Measurement of Motor Performance
PART SEVEN: SPORT AND WELL-BEING
Gender Issues
Overtraining and Exercise Addiction
Injury and Retirement