'Clear definitions of scientific concepts are presented throughout and highlighted together with discussions relating to strengths and limitations. In addition, conflicting research is presented and reflected upon. The learning activities challenge the reader's way of thinking and problematizing around both method and content.
Though I believe this is a valuable Sport Psychology book, as an introductory text for students, I believe it is not a good choice. It focuses too heavily on motivation without explaining overall concepts of basic sport psychology in a usable manner. I will recommend it as a recommended reading, but do not plan to use it as the main text.
This another great book from the series. It explains the theories well, while allowing a chance for higher level learners to go more indepth and stretch themselves.
Some great topics that I have been able to use within a class that is predominantly struggling with seeing itself as a sport. This has helped them to understand the concepts of the 'why' and question their own performance.
The book uses very good learning activities which the students will find useful. I will be recommending this book as reading material for students on our course.
This book provides a good overview of the key concepts of both sport and exercise psychology. I will be recommending it as an introductory book for MSc students as it is integrates theory and practice well through the use of case study examples that are based in the UK.
Will be recommended to all my 2nd and 3rd year sport and exercise psychology students.
This text is highly recommended for any student studying key aspects of sports psychology from A-level upwards. There are frequent references to case studies throughout the book to show the application of key theories as well as recommended further reading at the end of each chapter and learner activities with an answers section at the back. The book looks at many relevent issues in modern day society, which is why it is of keen interest to students currently studying this topic.
This book provides an extension to the information provided in current textbooks thus offering learners the opportunity to add more depth to assignments and achieve higher grades. It also allows for differentiation in sources of information thus allowing learners to adopt a differing view and gain a broader knowledge of the subject area.
Some key theories and issues discussed, again in a good format suited to level three.
A well written book which has some good information about sports psychology but there are other books which are better at covering the fundamentals of sports psychology. Excellent chapter on sports psychology within competition.
This book does a fairly good job of reviewing some contemporary elements of sport and exercise psychology.
I am a little puzzled as to why some topics have been selected for chapters and other not, but in the main, those that have are appropriate.
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THe sport psych section of the book gives a good overview of some of the key areas of sport psych that we cover on our undergraduate degrees. It is delivered in a fashion that is relatively digestible for our student cohorts.
The text covers both exercise and sport psychology in distinctive sections which is helpful for undergraduates. The theory is balanced well with situational specific examples.
does not related to any specific course.
I will be adding this book to reading lists for UG modules.
I enjoyed the text.
There is a broad range of topics so the book has applications across an number of UG modules.
This book is useful in that is very different from many other books in it's approach. The reason I would only use it as supplemental though is that I feel some of the chapters don't review enough research articles. At times, the authors have selected a few studies an ignored pertinent ones.
A solid bridging text to allow foundation students to progress towards more advanced texts.