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.

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.

Team Psychology in Sports

Theory and Practice
Author: Stewart Cotterill
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136475907
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 184
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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.

Intrinsic Motivation and Self-determination in Exercise and Sport


Author: Martin Hagger,Nikos Chatzisarantis
Publisher: DIANE Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 9780736062503
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 375
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A leading group of experts in motivation provide a resource for advancing research and application. It contains the essentials of self-determination theory and an overview of research in motivation in a physical activity context.

Handbook of Research in Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology: International Perspectives


Author: Dieter Hackfort,Joan Lynne Duda,Ronnie Lidor
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781885693648
Category: Exercise
Page: 444
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The explosion in sport and exercise psychology-related research over the last two decades has made it necessary to continuously reflect on the state of the art. This Handbook does just that, presenting diverse applied issues and different areas of applied research in sport psychology. Edited and authored by practitioners and scientists of considerable professional experience from Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America, the "Handbook of Research in Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology" represents science-related practice perspectives from different continents and cultures. The 26 chapters provide an excellent framework for knowledge-founded practices of psychological services to targeted samples within the sport and exercise domains.

Sport Psychology

From Theory to Practice
Author: Mark H. Anshel
Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780805353648
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 515
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Sport Psychology: From Theory to Practice, Fourth Edition fills a need for an applied sport psychology book based on credible, published research. A deliberate attempt is made to base application on theory while avoiding scientific and statistical jargon so readers at various levels of education, past experience, and expertise can feel comfortable with the book's content. Sport examples from media publications and from the author's own experiences as a sport psychologist nurture the connection between the professional literature and real-life sport experiences.

Group Dynamics in Exercise and Sport Psychology


Author: Mark R. Beauchamp,Mark A. Eys
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134471688
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 384
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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.

Innovations in Sport Psychology

linking theory and practice ; proceedings
Author: Ronnie Lidor,Michael Bar-Eli,International Society of Sports Psychology,Mekhon Ṿingaiṭ le-ḥinukh gufani,Israel. Rashut ha-sporṭ ṿeha-ḥinukh-ha-gufani
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: N.A
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An Introduction to Sports Coaching

Connecting Theory to Practice
Author: Robyn L. Jones,Kieran Kingston
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415694906
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 260
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An Introduction to Sports Coaching provides students with an accessible and engaging guide to the scientific, social scientific, medical and pedagogical theory that underlies the practice of quality sports coaching. Now in a fully updated and revised second edition, it introduces students to the complex, messy, multi-faceted nature of coaching, and explores the full range of 'knowledges' which inform all successful coaching practice. Written by a team of leading international sports coaching academics and practitioners, as well as sport scientists and social scientists, the book provides a concise guide to every key theme in sports coaching, including: Reflective practice Pedagogy Skill acquisition Psychology Biomechanics Physiology Sport medicine and injury Performance analysis Sociology History Philosophy Sport development Each chapter makes a clear link between theory and practice, and includes discussion of real-life coaching scenarios and insights from practising international and club coaches. The book includes clear definitions of important themes and concepts, as well as seminar and review questions in each chapter designed to confirm understanding and encourage further enquiry. No other introductory textbook explains the importance of an holistic approach to sports coaching practice. This is an essential companion to any sports coaching course.

Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology


Author: Robert S. Weinberg,Daniel S. Gould
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1492584746
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 664
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As the leading text in sport and exercise psychology, Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Sixth Edition With Web Study Guide, provides a thorough introduction to key concepts in the field. This text offers both students and new practitioners a comprehensive view of sport and exercise psychology, drawing connections between research and practice and capturing the excitement of the world of sport and exercise. The internationally respected authors have incorporated feedback from teachers and students to create a text that builds on previous editions, making the material accessible to readers. In-depth learning aids have been refreshed, including chapter objectives and summaries, sidebars, key terms, key points, anecdotes, and discussion questions to help students think more critically about applying the material. Other updates to the sixth edition include the following: • More than 40 new video clips integrated into the web study guide to better demonstrate the core concepts addressed in the book • Additional emphasis on hot topics, including mindfulness, cultural diversity, ethics and professional issues, and transitions in sport • New ancillaries to help instructors teach their courses, including an image bank, chapter quizzes, and more than 122 instructor videos • Updated references, including more contemporary sources The text provides students with a unique learning experience—taking them on a journey through the origins and goals, key concepts, research development, and career options available in the field—in seven parts that may be studied in any sequence. Following an introduction to the field, the text then shifts focus to personal factors that affect performance and psychological development in sport, physical education, and exercise settings. Situational factors that influence behavior, group interaction and processes, and the use of psychological techniques to help people perform more effectively are covered, as well as the roles psychological factors play in health and exercise. The final section deals with topics of psychological development and well-being that are important to both society and sport and exercise psychology, including children’s psychological development through sport participation, aggression in sport, and moral development and good sporting behavior in sport and physical activity contexts. The updated web study guide serves as an important learning tool to support the educational journey. With more than 100 engaging activities, it works directly with the text in guiding students to complete the related activities for each chapter and apply knowledge gained from the text. The study guide activities require students to do the following: • Use actual sport and exercise psychology instruments to assess their skills. • Determine how to respond to real-life scenarios (with short answers or essays). • Review research studies and experiments. • Search the Internet for relevant information. • Apply and test their understanding of principles and concepts of sport and exercise psychology. Many of the study guide activities offer compelling audio and video clips that provide an interactive look at how sport psychology consultants communicate with athletes and coaches to improve athletic experiences. These clips feature esteemed experts from the field discussing course concepts that they have studied and refined during their professional careers. To further emphasize practical application, portfolio activities can be integrated through a full semester, turning course units into a unified whole that builds upon itself for greater understanding of the field. To aid instructors, instructor ancillaries have been updated and expanded. The instructor guide, test package, and presentation package are now supplemented with an image bank, gradable chapter quizzes, and instructor videos, all available at www.HumanKinetics.com/FoundationsOfSportAndExercisePsychology. The updated sixth edition of Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology continues to ensure that students are well equipped to enter the field of sport psychology and are prepared for the challenges they may encounter as well as the possibilities. This text offers an enhanced and varied learning package to assist students in understanding the sport psychology field.

Attachment in Sport, Exercise and Wellness


Author: Sam Carr
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136973664
Category: Psychology
Page: 168
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Attachment theory is a concept well known to ‘mainstream’ psychologists, informing the literature in areas as diverse as psychodynamics, developmental psychology, social psychology and counselling. This important new book is the first to demonstrate the relevance of attachment theory to the psychology of sport, exercise and wellness, opening up important new avenues for research and professional practice. In this book, author Sam Carr explains that attachment theory can help us to better understand well established themes and processes in sport and exercise, including motivation, social relationships, cognitive models of coping, and group processes. By introducing the core elements of attachment theory and mapping out those areas in which it can inform the knowledge and practice of psychologists working in sport, exercise and wellness, this book represents an innovative and important contribution to the psychological literature.

New Approaches to Sport and Exercise Psychology


Author: Reinhard Stelter,Kirsten Kaya Roessler
Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag
ISBN: 1841261491
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 186
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The book is a collection of the keynote addresses of the 11th European Congress of Sport Psychology in Copenhagen, July 2003, including three further articles, one from the president of the congress, Reinhard Stelter, one from the winner of the Young Researchers award, and one from the new president of FEPSAC. The about 450 congress participants showed great interest in the speeches. They are not published anywhere else. The editors regard the article as an important contribution to the future development of sport and exercise psychology.

Judgment, Decision-making and Success in Sport


Author: Michael Bar-Eli,Henning Plessner,Markus Raab
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119976936
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 192
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Judgment, Decision-Making and Success in Sport presents a thorough overview and assessment of the study of Judgment and Decision-Making (JDM) in sports psychology, and represents an important source of information for those interested in the possible causes and reasons for success and failure in sport. The only book to apply the principles of JDM to sport Applies theory to practice by looking at problems of athletes, coaches, and referees and providing recommendations for dealing with them Offers an overview of current JDM research Useful for psychologists, physical education teachers, sports scientists, and researchers in this field

Sport Psychology: A Student's Handbook


Author: Matt Jarvis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135420505
Category: Psychology
Page: 256
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This book offers a student-friendly introduction to the discipline of sport psychology. All the key psychological issues in sport are explored, and difficult questions are raised: are athletes born or made? Does playing sport affect personality? What effect do cultural beliefs have on personal sporting development? Matt Jarvis has substantially revised and expanded his original coverage of the subject from the highly successful first edition (Sport Psychology (1999) in the Routledge Modular Psychology series). Here he provides a succinct but comprehensive account of major theory and research in sport psychology, whilst maintaining the readable style and student-centred approach which made the previous book so successful. Key issues covered include: Personality and sport Attitudes to sport Aggression Social factors affecting performance Arousal and anxiety Motivation and skill acquisition. There is an emphasis not merely on learning about sport psychology, but also on developing critical and creative thinking. In addition, the book includes chapters on conducting research and writing essays in sport psychology, as well as reflective exercises throughout the text.

Sport Psychology

From Theory to Practice
Author: Mark Howard Anshel
Publisher: Gorsuch Scarisbrick Publishers
ISBN: 9780897876346
Category: Sports
Page: 432
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"Sport Psychology: From Theory to Practice, Fourth Edition" fills a need for an applied sport psychology book based on credible, published research. A deliberate attempt is made to base application on theory while avoiding scientific and statistical jargon so readers at various levels of education, past experience, and expertise can feel comfortable with the book's content. Sport examples from media publications and from the author's own experiences as a sport psychologist nurture the connection between the professional literature and real-life sport experiences.

Group Dynamics in Exercise and Sport Psychology

Contemporary Themes
Author: Mark Robert Beauchamp,Mark A. Eys
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0415426642
Category: Psychology
Page: 256
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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. Group Dynamics in Exercise and Sports Psychology: Contemporary Themes explores the unique psychological dynamics that emerge in sport and exercise groups. It provides a clear and thorough guide to contemporary theory and research. Recommendations are also presented to inform applied psychology 'best practice'. Drawing together the expertise of international specialists from sports and exercise psychology, the text covers core themes as well as emerging issues in group dynamics. The text is organised into four sections: Part 1: The Self in Groups Part 2: Leadership in Groups Part 3: Group Environment Part 4: Motivation in Groups Group Dynamics in Exercise and Sports Psychology: Contemporary Themes will be of interest to psychology, kinesiology, sport and exercise science students and researchers, as well as to consultants and coaches.

Routledge Companion to Sport and Exercise Psychology

Global perspectives and fundamental concepts
Author: Athanasios G. Papaioannou,Dieter Hackfort
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134744617
Category: Psychology
Page: 1026
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Written by an international team of expert contributors, this unique global and authoritative survey explores in full but accessible detail the basic constructs and concepts of modern sport and exercise psychology and their practical application. The book consists of 62 chapters, written by 144 contributors, deriving from 24 countries across the world. The chapters are arranged in nine cohesive sections: sport and exercise participants; the influence of environments on sport and exercise; motor skills; performance enhancement; building and leading teams; career, life skills and character development; health and well-being enhancement; clinical issues in sport psychology; and professional development and practice. Each chapter contains chapter summaries and objectives, learning aids, questions, exercises and references for further reading. Its comprehensive scale and global reach make this volume an essential companion for students, instructors and researchers in sport science, sport and exercise psychology, psychology, and physical education. It will also prove invaluable for coaches and health education practitioners.

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.

Advances in Motivation in Sport and Exercise


Author: Glyn C. Roberts,Darren Treasure
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1492581992
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 480
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Advances in Motivation in Sport and Exercise, Third Edition, presents the most current information in sport and exercise motivation, including discussion of new research surrounding self-determination theory and goal achievement theory, traditional topics of goal setting and self-efficacy, and newer areas of attention such as passion and perfectionism. Readers not only will gain knowledge in one of the leading areas of sport psychology research but also learn how the research can inform their current practice. In this third edition, editors Glyn Roberts and Darren Treasure, along with a highly respected team of contributors, offer sport and exercise psychology researchers and students the most up-to-date review of the state of research in motivation. As in previous editions, the text chronicles the growth of motivation research and its role in physical activity, exercise, and sport. The star team of contributors offers thoughtful discussion of key issues and findings for readers to consider and insight into both the conceptual understanding of motivation and its application. Advances in Motivation in Sport and Exercise, Third Edition, begins by introducing readers to new trends and interpretations in motivational theory. Each chapter of the text discusses a unique motivational theory and its contemporary contribution to the field of knowledge. Whether research or practically inclined, readers will be enlightened through the use of these features: • Presentation of differing perspectives and approaches that make up the current state of research in the most vibrant of topics in sport and exercise psychology • Future Directions for Research and Practical Applications sections at the end of each chapter that help demonstrate how the chapters’ content is applied to real-world practice • An extensive reference list that serves as a tool for finding further resources and continuing study of motivation The third edition of Advances in Motivation in Sport and Exercise helps readers learn how the theories of motivation can be applied in exercise, sport, and physical activity contexts. Thoughtfully compiled by a respected editor and contributor team, this comprehensive text serves as a review of current research and a resource for further study and applications for researchers, students, and practitioners.