Social Psychology in Sport

Author: Sophia Jowett,David Lavallee

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736057806

Category: Psychology

Page: 353

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The book is designed to allow readers to study issues in isolation or as part of a course or a module. The five main parts are Relationships in Sport, Coach Leadership and Group Dynamics, Motivational Climate, Key Social and Cognitive Processes in Sport, and The Athlete in the Wider Sport Environment. Each chapter is cross-referenced and provides a clear description of the topic and a concise theoretical overview along with a discussion of existing research. The chapters also introduce new research ideas, suggest practical research applications, and conclude with summaries and questions to help instructors engage the class in discussion and to help students follow the key points."--Publisher's website.

Psychology in Sports Coaching

Theory and Practice

Author: Adam R. Nicholls

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 135178921X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 294

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Some of the most effective coaches understand the fundamentals of sport psychology, which include interacting effectively with athletes, creating the optimal environment, assessing the psychological needs of their athletes, and even providing them with the mental training required to maximise performance. Fully revised and updated, the second edition of Psychology in Sports Coaching: Theory and Practice clearly and accessibly introduces the principles and practice of sport psychology in the context of the coaching process. Drawing on the very latest research and theory, the book introduces the psychological tools and techniques that coaches can use to get the best performances out of their athletes. Including six new chapters on applying self-determination principles in coaching, creating the optimal motivational climate, increasing motivation, developing anti-doping attitudes, promoting challenge states, and mindfulness-based stress reduction training, the book also offers step-by-step guidance on key topics such as: Assessing the needs of athletes Facilitating awareness through goal-setting and performance profiling Working with special populations, including children and injured athletes Building team cohesion Maximising relationships and socially supporting athletes Teaching mental skills such as imagery and coping Building mental toughness and confidence. Every chapter contains useful features to aid learning and understanding, including in-depth case studies, critical thinking questions, clear and concise summaries, and practice exam questions. Psychology in Sports Coaching: Theory and Practice is essential reading for any student of sports coaching or any practising coach looking to extend and develop their skills, and useful applied reading for students of sport psychology.

Psychology In Sport

Author: John M.D Kreme,Deirdre Scully

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 113579409X

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

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Psychology in Sport aims to bring sport psychology closer to the heart of mainstream psychology. John Kremer and Deirdre Scully take a new and refreshing look at the most recent sport psychology literature, presenting this information in a way which will be immediately recognisable to students of psychology. Written in a clear and engrossing style, this new approach to Psychology in sport will be of immediate relevance to courses on introductory, applied and sport psychology, as well as providing a valuable reference source for general psychological material pertaining to sport and exercise.

Team Psychology in Sports

Theory and Practice

Author: Stewart Cotterill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415670578

Category: SPORTS & RECREATION

Page: 169

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"The ability to mould a group of talented individual athletes into an effective team takes effort and skill. Team Psychology in Sports examines the crucial factors in the development of an effective team, introducing important psychological and organizational concepts and offering evidence-based interventions for enhancing the performance of any sports team. The book neatly bridges the gap between theory and practice, with real sporting case studies, examples and practical tools included in each chapter. It covers the full range of issues in team sport, including: - planning - communication - cohesion - motivation - emotions - momentum - leadership - recovery. No other book offers such an up-to-date, relevant and applied guide to working with sports teams. It is essential reading for all students and practitioners working in sport psychology or sports coaching"--

Psychology and Sport

Author: Sally Gadsdon

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435806583

Category: Sports

Page: 72

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Part of a series of textbooks which have been written to support A levels in psychology. The books use real life applications to help teach students what they need to know. Readers are encouraged to use aims, methods, results and conclusions of the key studies to support their own arguments.

Psychology in sports

methods and applications

Author: Richard M. Suinn

Publisher: Burgess Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 367

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Psychology of Sport Training

Author: Boris Blumenstein,Ronnie Lidor,Gershon Tenenbaum

Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag

ISBN: 1841262021

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

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This volume embodies the cumulative results of extensive scientific study and applied work by some of the world's leading experts in the theory and methodology of sport training, and sport/exercise psychology.

The Organizational Psychology of Sport

Key Issues and Practical Applications

Author: Christopher R. D. Wagstaff

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317355393

Category: Psychology

Page: 294

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This ground-breaking book is the first to provide a comprehensive overview of how organizational psychology can be used to understand and improve performance in elite sport. Using recent theoretical advances from this burgeoning area of research, each chapter offers key conceptual issues and practical insights across a range of topics. The book is structured into four constituent parts, Attitudes and emotions in sports organizations Stress and well-being in sports organizations Behaviors in sports organizations Environments in sports organizations Covering key areas such as attitudes to employment, conflict and change management, leadership, and relationships with the mass media, the book shines a spotlight on how organizational issues play a fundamental role in the experience of individuals and teams. In an era of ever-increasing professionalism in sport, the book provides an invaluable new perspective on performance at the elite level. Including contributions from an international range of academics and practitioners, it will be essential reading for any student or practitioners within sport and exercise psychology.

Literature Reviews in Sport Psychology

Author: Sheldon Hanton,Stephen David Mellalieu

Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781594549045

Category: Psychology

Page: 400

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Sport Psychology research has developed and expanded considerably over the last decade or two. Its accelerating volume of research output embraces a wide variety of topics having both academic and practical impact, and relating to other areas of Sports Science and also the broader overall discipline of mainstream psychology. In this busy and developing arena, the healthy and productive evolution of a research topic requires the periodic summarisation, reflection, and feedback that is the domain of the literature review. A review acts as the primary catalyst for a topics emerging organisation, reorganisation and structure, and generates perspectives and pointers for further study directions; it establishes reference points and foundations for continued progress. By its very nature it tends to be a larger publication than a typical focused research paper. The pathways to publication of Sport Psychology research are often severely congested. For example, in 2004, four of the main refereed outlets for original research in Sport Psychology: The Sport Psychologist, the Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, the Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, and the Psychology of Sport and Exercise received over 400 submissions (private communications). Inevitably the space that established journals can afford to grant to review articles is limited, both in terms of the article size and the frequency with which topics can be visited. Although reviews that appear in books usually enjoy a larger and more appropriate space allocation, they typically have not carried the hallmark of external independent peer review that journal publication provides. This collection presents a number of contemporary reviews of significant and popular topics from some prominent researchers within each area. An important and distinctive feature of this volume is that all the chapters have been subjected to peer-review by expert referees, a process usually reserved solely for journal publications. This book offers up-to-date literature reviews with a distinctive conceptual, theoretical, and practical focus.

Sport Psychology for Coaches

Author: Damon Burton,Thomas D. Raedeke

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736039864

Category: Education

Page: 290

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This book presents an applied approach to sport psychology and is designed to enable coaches and students to understand key sport psychology tools. It provides coaches with a practical discussion of motivation, communication, stress management, mental imagery and other important topics. It is a reader-friendly organisation that includes: learning objectives that introduce each chapter; sidebars illustrating sport-specific applications of key concepts and principles and chapter summaries.

Social Psychology in Sport and Exercise

Linking Theory to Practice

Author: Ann-Marie Knowles,Ross Lorimer,Vaithehy Shanmugam

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN: 1137306297

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 252

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How should athletes prepare for the pressures of a large crowd? How do you manage conflict and disunity in a team? How can you encourage individuals to do more exercise? Covering a broad range of areas from elite sport to public health programmes, The Social Psychology of Sport and Exercise examines human behaviour and how we can change it. The authors combine innovative research with practical examples and case studies, masterfully explaining the theory and applying it to real-life problems. From coaching world-class athletes to running exercise referral schemes, this book offers unrivalled advice and guidance. The Social Psychology of Sport and Exercise: • Analyses contemporary research from both sport and exercise psychology • Investigates the issues and challenges that practitioners face in settings ranging from the World Cup to the leisure centre • Suggests useful strategies to help you put the theory into practice This highly readable textbook is perfect for undergraduate and postgraduate students studying sport and exercise psychology, while its practical nature means that it will also be of interest to professionals working in the field.

Advances in Sport Psychology

Author: Thelma S. Horn

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736057356

Category: Medical

Page: 499

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The updated third edition of Advances in Sport Psychologyoffers a view of the latest research in the field of sport psychology. The text is written by 34 of the field's most prolific researchers and scholars, including Maureen Weiss, Shane Murphy, and Albert Carron. These contributors extend the boundaries that have defined the field and provide a clear direction for future research. This third edition has been completely revised to reflect the advances that have occurred in the field within the past several years. The text provides readers with a complete picture of current research and emerging topics in sport psychology while challenging researchers to examine the factors that keep this discipline growing. Advances in Sport Psychology, Third Edition, provides a fresh look at sport psychology with these features: -Four new chapters on qualitative research methods, achievement goal theories, self-confidence, and family and peer influences -Significant revisions of the second-edition chapters, along with more concise overviews of individual topics -An analysis and synthesis of the state of knowledge for each topic and a discussion of future research directions The text focuses on the most important and active areas of current research, which recognize the merging of individual and socioenvironmental factors in making sense of sport performance and behavior. Each chapter includes a definition of terms, an explanation of the chapter's scope, and an outline of the sections. The author then provides a review of the available research and theory on the chapter's main topic, analyzes the state of knowledge in the area, and devotes significant space to future research directions. The book is divided into four parts. Part Ioffers a comprehensive introduction to the field, including definitions, history, and research paradigms and methodologies. Part IIexplores individual characteristics that affect sport participants' behavior, including self-perceptions, attributional patterns and perceptions of control, motivational orientations, and achievement goal perspectives. Part IIIexplores socioenvironmental factors that affect sport participants' behaviors. Part IVdelves into the research and theory concerning intervention techniques used for enhancing performance and modifying athletes' behaviors, including imagery and mental rehearsal, attentional processes, goal setting, and flow and peak performance. Advances in Sport Psychology, Third Edition, offers a new and thorough understanding of where sport psychology has been, where it is now, and where it is headed. This text will help students prepare and conduct their own research, and it will be a great reference for professionals who want to stay on the cutting-edge of the field.

The Psychology of Doping in Sport

Author: Vassilis Barkoukis,Lambros Lazuras,Haralambos Tsorbatzoudis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317644182

Category: Psychology

Page: 280

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This is the first book to draw together cutting-edge research on the psychological processes underlying doping use in sport and exercise, thereby filling an important gap in our understanding of this centrally important issue in contemporary sport. Covering diverse areas of psychology such as social cognition, automatic and controlled processes, moral decision-making, and societal and contextual influence on behaviour, the book also explores methodological considerations surrounding doping assessment in psychological research as well as future directions for evidence-based preventive interventions and anti-doping education. Written by a team of leading international researchers from countries including the US, Canada, Australia, the UK, Greece, Germany, Italy, Denmark and Ireland, the book integrates empirical findings with theoretical guidance for future psychological research on doping, and illuminates the challenges, needs and priorities in contemporary doping prevention. It is important reading for advanced students and researchers in sport and exercise science, sport management and sport policy, and will open up new perspectives for professional coaches, sports administrators, policy makers and sport medicine specialists looking to better understand the doping behaviours of athletes in sport.

Existential Psychology and Sport

Theory and Application

Author: Mark Nesti

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113446147X

Category: Psychology

Page: 160

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Increasing numbers of professional teams and athletes look for assistance with the psychological factors of their performance, and there exists a growing body of professional sport psychologists ready to provide support. Despite this, it seems at times there remains a significant gap between the real needs of sport performers and what is delivered by traditional sport psychology. The existential approach described by Mark Nesti offers a radical alternative to the cognitive and cognitive-behavioural approaches that have dominated sport psychology, and represents the first systematic attempt to apply existential psychological theory and phenomenological method to sport psychology. This much-needed alternative framework for the discipline of applied sport psychology connects to many of the real and most significant challenges faced by sports performers during their careers and beyond. Existential Psychology and Sport outlines an approach that can be used to add something of depth, substance and academic rigour to sport psychology in applied settings beyond the confines of MST and good listening skills.

Positive Psychology in Sport and Physical Activity

An Introduction

Author: Abbe Brady,Bridget Grenville-Cleave

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315304376

Category: Psychology

Page: 274

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Positive psychology (PP) is a fast-developing area of research that emphasises personal growth and the positive qualities of life. This is the first book to apply the principles and practice of PP to sport and physical activity. In attempting to help people enjoy sport, sport psychology has paradoxically often focused on topics such as anxiety, stress and burnout. By contrast, this reader-friendly introduction to PP shows how it can improve sporting performance while also enhancing physical and mental well-being. Demonstrating the practical relevance of PP for all those who participate in sport and physical activity at any level, it covers a variety of topics including: passion, enjoyment and flow positive pedagogy and appreciative inquiry for sport leaders, coaches and teachers gratitude, mindfulness, optimism and hope positive psychology coaching for sport leaders and practitioners character strengths, growth mindset and resilience. With expert contributors from around the globe, real-life case studies, practical strategies and suggestions for future research in every chapter, this book is inspirational reading for all students, coaches, researchers and practitioners with an interest in sport and exercise psychology, mental health and well-being.

Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Psychology

Author: Alan S. Kornspan

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 0736074473

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 179

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This text provides an introductory look at the opportunities and goals in the field of sport and exercise psychology.

The Psychology of Perfectionism in Sport, Dance and Exercise

Author: Andrew Hill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131733910X

Category: Psychology

Page: 346

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Perfectionism has been found to play an important yet complex role in sport, dance and exercise. This collection provides a comprehensive and up-to-date account of theory, measurement, research findings, and practitioner issues associated with perfectionism, providing readers with insights into both its benefits and its costs. The book features contributions from many of the leading researchers in the field, and also includes recommendations from experienced practitioners and clinicians on how best to work with perfectionists. This book will provide students and researchers in sport and exercise psychology, as well as coaches and instructors in sport, dance and exercise, with an invaluable resource to guide their research and practice.

Solutions in Sport Psychology

Author: Ian M. Cockerill

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781861527738

Category: Psychology

Page: 201

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This innovative text, authored by a well-qualified team, offers an applied introduction to the growing subject of sports psychology. It addresses the key challenges facing lecturers and students in the area by comprehensively covering a diverse range of topics, reflecting relevant research, and applying theory to practice. Assuming no prior knowledge of the subject, this accessible book covers the fundamentals of sport psychology and demonstrates how theory can be applied in practice. Each chapter opens with a description of a specific case that is dealt with as the chapter proceeds. The reader is then taken through the background theory, and relevant research and literature, before being presented with a proposed 'solution' to this opening problem.