Sport Psychology: Concepts and Applications

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Edition: 7th
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2011-03-30
Publisher(s): McGraw Hill
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Summary

Sport Psychology: Concepts and Applicationsshows how concepts supported by current scientific research can be used to address issues and situations encountered everyday by physical activity specialists, coaches, athletic trainers, and athletes. This introduction to sport and exercise psychology addresses practical issues, such as dealing with anxiety, arousal, and stress; developing coping, relaxation, motivation, and energizing strategies; understanding the effects of an audience on human performance; building team cohesion; and preventing burnout and other negative effects.

Table of Contents

PART I. Understanding Sport Psychology

1 Foundations of Sport Psychology

2 Personality as a Core Characteristic of the Athlete

PART II. Motivation in Sport and Exercise

3 Self-Confidence and Intrinsic Motivation

4 Goal Perspective Theory

5 Youth Sports

PART III. Effects of Attention, Emotion, and Mood on Performance

6 Attention and Concentration in Sport and Exercise

7 Anxiety, Stress, and Mood Relationships

8 Alternatives to Inverted-U Theory

PART IV. Cognitive and Behavioral Interventions

9 Coping and Intervention Strategies in Sport

10 Goal Setting in Sport

11 Imagery and Hypnosis in Sport

12 Psychological Skills Training

PART V. Social Psychology of Sport

13 Aggression and Violence in Sport

14 Audience and Self-Presentation Effects in Sport

15 Team Cohesion in Sport

16 Leadership and Communication in Sport

PART VI. Psychobiology of Sport and Exercise

17 Exercise Psychology

18 The Psychology of Athletic Injuries and Career Termination

19 Drug Abuse in Sport and Exercise

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