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Key Concepts in Sport Psychology



© 2012 | 232 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Key Concepts in Sport Psychology 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.

 
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

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.

Professor David Lavallee
University of Stirling

The topics addressed map onto the UG level 2-3 curriculum well.

Dr Tracey Devonport
Sports, Wolverhampton University
October 17, 2016

GREAT BOOK FOR NON PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDENT

Dr Ilan Tamir
school of communication, Bar-Ilan University
September 29, 2015

It doesn't quite match up with the BTEC specification. Although what is included is very good.

Mr Alex Leach
Department of Sport & Exercise Science, Bridgwater College
June 29, 2015

This is a great book to provide the students with an up to date brief overview. Not detailed enough to be a core text book on Essential reading though. Good Book, well written

Ms S Windham
Higher Education, Access and Couselling , South Essex College
March 5, 2015

I loved this book for its ease of reference, it is a great resource for dipping into when learning a new topic. It provides a clear overview of the topic without going into too much detail, yet provides suggestions for further reading if required.

Mrs lindsay woodford
School of Psychology, University of The West of England
February 19, 2015

A straightforward, easy to read, informative text on the key concepts in sport psychology. Contemporary and relevant for the student moving into the field. Highly recommended.

Mrs Valerie Ritchie-Littler
Physical Education, The Manchester College
January 26, 2015

Will recommend to all my sport and exercise psychology students.

Mr Paul Russell
Dept of Business Studies, Bolton University
December 10, 2014

A great read that addresses the key concepts within sport psychology. It offers an abundance of research which can be utilised by students and practitioners alike for use within the applied field and research endeavours.

Mr Daniel Sly
Sport Science, Tourism & Leisure Dept, Canterbury Christ Church University
December 4, 2014

Excellent book which will provide an informative guide for students who are working in the sporting environment. Great overview of key areas and current referencing.

Mr Ian Sherwin
Physical Education & Sports Sciences, University of Limerick
November 11, 2014

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