Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology

Author: Robert Stephen Weinberg,Daniel Gould
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 0736083235
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 625
View: 9622
Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology,Fifth Edition, provides students and new practitioners with a comprehensive view of sport and exercise psychology, bridges the gap between research and practice, conveys principles of professional practice, and captures the excitement of the world of sport and exercise.

Foundations of Exercise Psychology

Author: Bonnie G. Berger,Robert C. Eklund,Robert S. Weinberg
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781935412588
Page: 552
View: 3254
The world-renowned authorship team of Bonnie G Berger and Robert S Weinberg welcome fellow highly esteemed scholar Robert C. Eklund to this third update of one of the fundamental texts on exercise psychology. In this new edition, the authors expand upon the key concepts and models of the field, focusing on the interrelationships between exercise and psychology. Students moving toward the exercise professions will gain a solid background in key issues surrounding exercise and health and make great strides forward in becoming competent and compassionate practitioners.

Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Psychology

Author: Alan S. Kornspan
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 0736074473
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 179
View: 6766
This text provides an introductory look at the opportunities and goals in the field of sport and exercise psychology.

Sport Psychology for Youth Coaches

Author: N.A
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442217146
Page: N.A
View: 8559

Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology

Study Guide
Author: Daniel Gould,Robert S. Weinberg
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
ISBN: 9780736001595
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 167
View: 7444
This study guide is based on Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology and contains active learning exercises to help students experience, understand and apply the concepts presented in each chapter. It includes sample test questions for each chapter and lists a variety of websites.

Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise

Author: Peter M. McGinnis
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 0736079661
Category: Education
Page: 443
View: 4988
"Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise, Third Edition With Web Resource and MaxTRAQ Educational 2D Software Access," introduces exercise biomechanics in concise terms that explain external forces and their effects, how the body generates forces to maintain position, and how forces create movement.

Flow in Sports

Author: Susan A. Jackson,Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780880118767
Category: Education
Page: 183
View: 3132
Describes how athletes reach a high level of performance in which they feel perfectly attuned toward their sport

Encyclopedia of Sport and Exercise Psychology

Author: Robert C. Eklund,Gershon Tenenbaum
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 148336870X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 880
View: 1676
How do athletes overcome fears, slumps, mental blocks, or injuries? How do they deal with stress and anxiety, be it from competitors, teammates, audiences, parents, coaches, or themselves? What psychological techniques prove effective in mental training for peak performance, maintaining concentration, motivation, and competitive drive? How can an athlete enhance his or her commitment to a training regimen, or how might the average person better adhere to a program of fitness and exercise? Readers will find answers to these questions and more in the Encyclopedia of Sport and Exercise Psychology. Features & Benefits: Entries explore the theory, research, and application of psychology as it relates to sport and fitness in a manner that is accessible and jargon-free to help readers better understand human behavior in sport and exercise settings. From personal factors to situational factors influencing performance to specific psychological techniques for enhancing performance, this work provides comprehensive coverage of the field via approximately 350 to 400 signed entries. Entries conclude with cross-references and suggestions for further readings to guide students further in their research journey. Available in print and online, this monumental work is edited by two leading figures in the field with a distinguished international Editorial Advisory Board to select and assign entries, ensuring authoritative content readers can trust.

Psychology of Health and Fitness

Author: Barbara Brehm
Publisher: F.A. Davis
ISBN: 0803640943
Category: Medical
Page: 480
View: 1253
Learn how to apply the psychology of health and fitness to your exercise programs and to solve the motivational and behavioral problems you’ll encounter every day in practice. You’ll explore the scientific principles and variables that influence behavior as you develop the confidence to design effective lifestyle interventions for disease prevention and develop individualized exercise programs that promote optimal health.

Sport and Exercise Psychology

A Critical Introduction
Author: Aidan P. Moran
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415168090
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 347
View: 9214
Sport and exercise psychology is a rapidly expanding field both academically and professionally. Aidan Moran provides the first textbook to combine an explanation of the theoretical foundations of sport and exercise psychology with critical reviews of contemporary research and practical suggestions for relevant independent research projects. Arranged in four complementary parts, the book moves from a general discussion of the nature and role of sport psychology to explorations of individual, group and health factors affecting performance. Designed to encourage students to apply their psychological knowledge and critical thinking abilities, each chapter features a summary and boxed highlights containing questions to help students gain maximum understanding of the material.

New Sport and Exercise Psychology Companion

Author: Tony Morris,Peter C. Terry
Publisher: Fitness Information Technology
ISBN: 9781935412021
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 642
View: 7346
In what is one of the most extensive and all-encompassing books of its kind, this book provides readers with an advanced understanding of the major themes that reflect the development and current status of sport and exercise psychology today. The editors invited nearly 50 of the world's leading experts on the key aspects of sport and exercise psychology to examine and explain the latest findings and newest directions of research. Unlike other publications that lean heavily toward either theoretical or applied approaches, these 27 chapters present a blend of both. Section I features the major psychological processes that have been the subject of extensive theoretical consideration and research examination in the context of sport. Section II highlights topics that have been addressed systematically in relation to the application of sport psychology. Section III focuses on the rapidly growing area of exercise psychology. Section IV details a number of specific themes and particular populations that are of special interest in sport psychology. The contributors represent four different continents and their insights and experiences reflect sport's continuing globalisation. Sport and exercise psychology continues to grow in many countries and regions of the world, and the diversity of the contributors to this book enables readers to make comparisons between the way psychological processes function in different cultures.

NSCA's Guide to Sport and Exercise Nutrition

Author: N.A
Publisher: Human Kinetics 1
ISBN: 1450401007
Page: N.A
View: 1504

Case Studies in Applied Sport Psychology

An Educational Approach
Author: Mark A. Thompson (Ph. D.)
Publisher: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780787251604
Category: Psychology
Page: 264
View: 9791

Practical Philosophy of Sport

Author: Robert Scott Kretchmar
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
ISBN: 9780873226196
Category: Physical education and training
Page: 281
View: 4638
Practical Philosophy of Sport is a breakthrough in introductory sport philosophy texts. It's readable, easy-to-understand, and excellent for helping students and professionals in physical education, sport, and exercise science develop values and ethics to guide their careers. The book demystifies philosophy and shows that it can be a useful tool for solving daily professional problems. The text encourages readers to move beyond just reading about or passively listening to philosophy and invites them to "do" it. Practical Philosophy of Sport helps readers develop professional reasoning skills, find answers to their philosophic questions, and form a personal philosophy of physical education, sport, and exercise science.

Frameworks for Sport Psychologists

Enhancing Sport Performance
Author: Karen Lee Hill
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780736000147
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 205
View: 4821
Many traditional psychology texts devote significant coverage to psychological theory. In Frameworks for Sport Psychologists,author Karen L. Hill highlights five popular theoretical models and demonstrates how they can be applied in helping athletes to improve their performance. Demonstrating how theoretical models work, Hill introduces the hypothetical case of a struggling professional golfer, Lisa "The Cheetah" Irons. Through this case study, readers learn how each theory assists the sport psychologist in interpreting Lisa's thoughts, emotions, and actions and how to create a plan of action for performance enhancement. The text follows a progression of -learning about each of the five theories, -learning how each theory is applied to a single case, -applying the same theory to other cases, and -writing an original case. In addition to the ongoing case study of Lisa "The Cheetah" Irons, each chapter includes an additional case, providing the reader further opportunity to apply the theories to real process plan. Frameworks for Sport Psychologistsoffers the reader a practical look at sport psychology through its unique blend of theory and practice.

Psychology of Physical Activity

Determinants, Well-Being and Interventions
Author: Stuart J. H. Biddle,Nanette Mutrie,Trish Gorely
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136339558
Category: Medical
Page: 434
View: 8209
The positive benefits of physical activity for physical and mental health are now widely acknowledged, yet levels of physical inactivity continue to increase throughout the developed world. Understanding the psychology of physical activity has therefore become an important concern for scientists, health professionals and policy-makers alike. Psychology of Physical Activity is a comprehensive and in-depth introduction to the fundamentals of exercise psychology, from theories of motivation and adherence to the design of successful interventions for increasing participation. Now in a fully revised, updated and expanded third edition, Psychology of Physical Activity is still the only textbook to offer a full survey of the evidence-base for theory and practice in exercise psychology, and the only textbook that explains how to interpret the quality of the research evidence. With international cases, examples and data included throughout, the book also provides a thoroughly detailed examination of the relationship between physical activity and mental health. A full companion website offers useful features to help students and lecturers get the most out of the book during their course, including multiple-choice revision questions, PowerPoint slides and a test bank of additional learning activities. Psychology of Physical Activity is the most authoritative, engaging and up-to-date introduction to exercise psychology currently available. It is essential reading for all students working in exercise and health sciences.

Introduction to Kinesiology

Studying Physical Activity
Author: Shirl J. Hoffman
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1450434320
Category: Medical
Page: 536
View: 1232
"Introduction to Kinesiology: Studying Physical Activity, Fourth Edition," offers the most cohesive introduction to the field of kinesiology available, giving students a solid background in the field and preparing them for further study and course work.

Group Dynamics in Exercise and Sport Psychology

Author: Mark R. Beauchamp,Mark A. Eys
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134471688
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 384
View: 2069
Can a better understanding of group dynamics raise individual and team athletic performance or improve the outcomes of exercise interventions? Much human behaviour in sport and exercise settings is embedded within groups, where individuals’ cognitions, emotions, and behaviours influence and are influenced by other group members. Now in a fully revised, updated, and expanded second edition, Group Dynamics in Exercise and Sport Psychology explores the unique psychological dynamics that emerge in sport and exercise groups. It provides a clear and thorough guide to contemporary theory, research, and applied practice, covering core themes and cutting-edge topics as well as highlighting directions for future research. The book is organised into five thematic sections: Part 1: The Self in Groups Part 2: Leadership in Groups Part 3: Group Environment Part 4: Motivation in Groups Part 5: Socio-Environmental Issues in Groups This new edition includes seven completely new chapters, exploring important emerging issues such as social identity, the family, co-ordination and shared knowledge within sport teams, the group as a vehicle for facilitating individual behavior change, social support and emotion regulation, peer leadership, and cultural perspectives in relation to group dynamics. No other book on group dynamics in sport or exercise offers such a close examination of the evidence base, and therefore Group Dynamics in Exercise and Sport Psychology is important reading for all students, researchers, or practitioners working in sport or exercise psychology, kinesiology, sport and exercise science, sports coaching, or physical education.

Applied Exercise Psychology

The Challenging Journey from Motivation to Adherence
Author: Selen Razon,Michael L. Sachs
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134462441
Category: Law
Page: 458
View: 5379
Applied Exercise Psychology emphasizes the application of evidence-based knowledge drawn from the fields of exercise psychology, health psychology, clinical and counseling psychology, and exercise physiology for physical activity behavior change. The book provides readers with: theoretical bases for understanding and promoting physical activity behavior; interventions to use for facilitating physical activity behavior change and the tools for measuring the effectiveness of these interventions; cross-cultural considerations for practitioners to ensure multicultural competency; considerations to guide best practices with special populations (e.g., persons with medical conditions and persons with mental health conditions); overall applied implications and future directions. The collection builds a bridge between up-to-date research findings, relevant field experiences, and applied implications. This is the first book to cover such breadth of topics in applied exercise psychology, with chapters bringing often overlooked issues to the attention of practitioners to promote not only evidence-based practice but also responsible ethics and referral.

Physiology of Sport and Exercise

Author: Jack H. Wilmore,David L. Costill,W. Larry Kenney
Publisher: Human Kinetics 1
ISBN: 9780736055833
Category: Medical
Page: 574
View: 433
Helps students develop their understanding of the body's abilities to perform various types and intensities of exercise and sport, to adapt to stressful situations and to improve its physiological capacities. This book presents the relationship between human physiology and exercise.